2024 Primary Elections Judicial Ratings


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. Ratings reflect the WBAI’s opinion of whether a candidate is recommended to be, or remain, a judge. The WBAI’s ratings are not a reflection of the candidates’ abilities as lawyers.

The Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening is comprised of the Arab American Bar Association (AABAR) (this is the newest Alliance member), the Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago (AABA), the Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago (BWLA), the Chicago Council of Lawyers (CCL), the Cook County Bar Association (CCBA), the Decalogue Society of Lawyers (DSL), the Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois (HBA), the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois (HLAI), the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago (LAGBAC), the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois (PRBA), and the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI), working collaboratively to improve the process of screening judicial candidates in Cook County, Illinois.