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Notice of Vacancy Associate Judge Tenth Judicial Circuit

Nov 10, 2015

Authorization pursuant to illinois Supreme Court Rule 39 has been received by the Chief Judge of the Tenth Judicial Circuit to post a notice of vacancy for associate judge. The associate judge position is the result of the retirement of Associate Judge Jerelyn D. Maher, effective January 4, 2016. Applications are now being accepted which will be filled by vote of the circuit judges of the Tenth Judicial Circuit.  

Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 39, as amended August 10, 2015, any United States citizen who is an attorney licensed to practice law in lllinois, and a resident of the Tenth Judicial Circuit may apply by electronically filing a signed application with the Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts on the form prescribed and furnished by the Director. The instructions for submitting an application electronically are available on the Supreme Court's website:

If unable to submit an application electronically, an applicant must submit two (2) signed originals of the prescribed application with the Director of the Adminstriave Office of the Illinois Courts at the address listed below:

Director Michael J. Tardy
Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts
3101 Old Jacksonville Road
Springfield, IL 62704-6488

Whether electronically filed, mailed or hand delivered, all applications must be received in the Administrative Office within 30 days after the date of this Notice. If filed electronically, the deadline is 11:59 PM on December 10, 2015. If mailed or hand delivered, the deadline is 5:00p.m. on December 10, 2015. A form for application can be obtained from either the Chief Judge's Office, the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, or from the Illinois Supreme Court website: and download from the documents/applications/forms link. Applications will not be accepted if submitted via facsimile.

The list of applicants will be submitted for polling to the lllinois State Bar Association.  Applicants will also be required to make themselves available for an interview and screening process with the Circuit Judges of the Tenth Judicial Circuit. Applicants will be notified of the date, time and location of the interview and details of the screening process at the close of the application phase. Applicants or their designees are to refrain from contacting individually any Circuit Judge concerning his/her candidacy or the selection process.

Dated this lOth Day of November, 2015

 Stephen A. Kouri, Chief Circuit Judge
Tenth Judicial Circuit

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