Notice of Vacancy
Associate Judges, Circuit Court of Cook County
Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 39, the Supreme Court of Illinois has authorized the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County to post a notice that there are five (5) vacancies in the office of associate judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Applications are now being accepted for these vacancies, as well as additional vacancies which may occur during the nomination process, that will be filled by the vote of the Circuit Judges of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Any attorney who is a United States citizen, a resident of Cook County, and licensed to practice law in Illinois may apply by completing and submitting two (2) signed originals of the application prescribed by the Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts to the address listed below:
Michael J. Tardy, Director
Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts
222 N LaSalle St, 13th Floor
Chicago IL 60601
Applications must be received by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts within thirty (30) days after the date of this notice. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on February 4, 2015. An application can be obtained from the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts at the above address or from the Office of the Chief Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, 50 West Washington Street, Room 2600, Richard J. Daley Center, Chicago, IL 60602. An application may also be obtained from the Illinois Supreme Court's website, www.illinoiscourts.gov, by following the link to documents, application/forms. Applications may not be submitted electronically or via facsimile. At the close of the application process, the Director shall certify to the Chief Judge a list of those applicants who have timely filed and provide a copy of those applications.
Avis Smith, a Jewish educator in Maine, is in great need of a kidney transplant. Donating one of your kidneys is an incredible act of Chesed (loving kindness) and piety. It supports the idea that one should "not stand idly by the blood of another human being." Leviticus 19:16
The Maine Transplant Program has approved her as a qualified candidate for a transplant. Avis has just received word that her potential living donor does not qualify and has been excluded from the program. We are desperately seeking a living donor. Please spread the word for anyone who might be willing to be tested to contact the Maine Transplant Program and register as a potential donor for Avis. Her blood type is A positive. Thank you. Complete information for potential donors can be found at
For more information about the Jewish medical ethics of becoming a living donor, check out the Halachic Organ Donor Society, www.hods.org