Wheaton, Illinois -- James J. Laraia, President of the DuPage County Bar Association has released the recommendations just made by its Judiciary Committee which is responsible for reviewing the qualifications of those candidates running in the current DuPage County Circuit Judge election.
The Committee consists of a cross-section of 16 attorneys who are appointed for a three year term by the DCBA President and approved by the DCBA's Board of Directors and three DCBA Past-Presidents.Several new Committee members are appointed each year based on expiration of terms. To ensure representation from a broad spectrum of its membership, DCBA's bylaws require that the Judiciary Committee be comprised of a set number of members having practice experience in each of three categories (5-10 years, 10+, 15+).
Candidates are evaluated upon the following criteria: 1) legal knowledge and ability which includes professional experience; 2) integrity; 3) judicial temperament; 4) diligence and punctuality; and 5) health.
Following investigation and candidate interviews, the committee rates each candidate by one of the following categories: Highly Recommended, Recommended, or Not Presently Recommended.
The Circuit Judge candidates received the following ratings:
Liam C. Brennan - Highly Recommended
Paul M. Fullerton - Highly Recommended
Jennifer S. Wiesner - Recommended
About the DCBA
The DuPage County Bar Association whose members makes it Illinois' largest county bar association, was founded in 1879 and represents 2,700 member attorneys dedicated to advancing the practice of law and promoting the legal profession through community service and education.