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Judiciary Committee Releases Ratings for Ostling Vacancy

Tuesday, December 24, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Robert Rupp
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DuPage County Bar Association's Judiciary Committee Issues Recommendations for Candidates for Ostling Vacancy

The DuPage County Bar Association has released the recommendations made by its Judiciary Committee which is responsible for reviewing the qualifications of those applicants seeking to fill the current DuPage County Associate Judge vacancy.

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; 2) judicial temperament; 3) courtroom experience; 4) breadth of legal experience; 5) reputation in the legal community; 6) activities and leadership in the legal community and community at large; 7) diligence and punctuality; and 8) 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 names of those candidates (alphabetical by last name) rated Highly Recommended for the Ostling vacancy are as follows:


Sharon Fairley

Scott Herbert

Patrick Hurley

John P. Kelly

Nicholas Kirkeles

Ronald Menna Jr

Jeremiah K. O’Connor

John Pcolinski


For questions or additional information regarding the DCBA Judiciary Committee, please contact Robert Rupp at 630-653-7779.

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