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Chief Judge Accepts Applications for Associate Judge

Tuesday, October 29, 2019  
Posted by: Robert Rupp
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Authorization pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 39 has been received by the Chief Judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit to post a notice of vacancy for associate judge. The vacancy is a result of the resignation of Associate Judge Peter W. Ostling, effective November 30, 2019. Applications are now being accepted for this vacancy which will be filled by vote of the Circuit Judges of the 18th Judicial Circuit.

Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 39, any attorney, who is a United States citizen, is licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois, and is a resident of the 18th 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 Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts at the address listed below:

Marcia M. Meis, Director

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 submitted electronically, the deadline is 11:59 p.m. on December 2, 2019. If mailed or hand delivered, the deadline is 5:00 p.m. on December 2, 20l9. A form for application may be obtained from either the Chief Judge's Office, the Administrative Office of Illinois Courts or from the Illinois Supreme Court website: and download from the documents/application/forms link

Applications will not be accepted if submitted via facsimile.

Applicants for this position may also be required to make themselves available for an interview with the Circuit Judges of the l8th Judicial Circuit. If an interview is necessary, the applicants will be notified of the date, time and place of their interview at the close of the application period. Applicants are to refrain from contacting any Circuit Judge regarding their candidacy. A Circuit Judge, however, may contact any applicant.

From the DCBA Judiciary Committee:

Those applicants who wish to be rated by the DuPage County Bar Association Judiciary Committee must submit an electronic copy of their application to the DCBA Executive Director at by Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Candidates are encouraged to remove their social security information from the application before submitting it to DCBA. 


Any prior ratings issued by the Judiciary Committee expire 24 months following the interview/rating date.  Candidates with a current rating need not submit applications unless requesting a new interview from the Committee.

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