Judicial Evaluations

The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois is a proud member of The Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening which receives detailed information from judicial candidates’ and evaluates performance by investigating each candidate and performing interviews. The Alliance includes 12 bar associations which work collaboratively, but publish independent results. The WBAI’s ratings reflect the organization’s opinion of whether a candidate is recommended to be or remain, a judge.

The WBAI and Alliance members’ ratings for judicial candidates on the ballot for the Nov. 3, 2020 election are now available. We encourage you to have these ratings available for reference when you complete your ballot. Please share our ratings with your friends, family and colleagues. (NOTE: “Recommended” is now the highest rating that the WBAI provides.)

In addition, due to COVID, you are encouraged to vote early. Below is important early voting information on how to do so.

Judicial Evaluation Committee

Cori Cundiff
Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd.

Sarah King
Clifford Law Offices

Whitney Siehl
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP

Melanie VanOverloop
Rapoport Weisberg & Sims