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How to Learn about Candidates for Judicial Office – ISBA Advises

Question: How can voters learn about the candidates for judicial office?

Answer: Voters often overlook the judicial candidates on the ballot, but taking the time to vote for those who are most qualified will help ensure a quality judiciary. Bar association evaluations and newspaper endorsements are a reliable, independent and relevant source of information about the candidates’ qualifications. The Illinois State Bar Association ratings are available to the public at

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Illinois Law Now is a series of newspaper and internet posts prepared by the Illinois State Bar Association that address legal issues of interest to the public. For additional information about the law, visit