Analysis, Commentary

Chicago Council of Lawyers Releases its 2018 Judicial Evaluations for Judges Seeking Retention and Judicial Candidates Seeking to Fill Vacancies

Chicago Council of LawyersCHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—October 4, 2018
Contact: Malcolm Rich

Judges make all kinds of decisions, from the very personal, such as child custody decisions, to those with much broader impact. The decisions that judges make affect our lives, both directly and indirectly, often for many years to come. We never know when a judge we vote for today will make a decision that will affect your life and the lives of your family and friends.

It is our responsibility to vote for judges we can trust to make impartial decisions based on fair consideration of the facts and law. In some cases, this means that judges may make unpopular or controversial decisions. We need to trust that our judges can make those right decisions without regard to political or economic pressure. That is why it is so important to vote for qualified people to be judges.

The Chicago Council of Lawyers releases today its 2018 Judicial Evaluation Report of judges seeking retention and judicial candidates seeking to fill judicial vacancies.  We also release our 2018 Judicial Ballot Summary.

For more information about judicial elections and evaluations, please visit or contact us at [email protected] or call 312-988-6565. We thank you for being an informed voter.