Crime & Courts

Applications available for 22nd Judicial Circuit associate judge seat

22nd Judicial Circuit Associate Judge John D. Bolger
22nd Judicial Circuit Associate Judge John D. Bolger

The Illinois Supreme Court is accepting applications for an associate judge in McHenry County.

The seat of retiring Associate Judge John D. Bolger will be vacant Nov. 30, according to a news release from 22nd Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Michael J. Sullivan. Attorneys who live in the 22nd Judicial Circuit in McHenry County and are licensed to practice law in Illinois can apply for the position.

Unlike circuit judges, associate judges can preside over any type of case, except those involving criminal offenses that could result in one or more years in prison. Instructions on how to submit an application electronically are available on the Illinois Supreme Court’s website at www.Illinois courts.gov.

Applications also can be delivered in by mail or in person by submitting two signed originals of the application to the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, 3101 Old Jacksonville Road, Springfield.

Mailed applications should be addressed to Director Marcia M. Meis. Applications are available in person in Room 355 of the McHenry County Government Center, 2200 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock.

The deadline for filing an application electronically is 11:59 p.m. Nov. 15. Mailed or hand-delivered applications must be received by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts by 5 p.m.
Nov. 15, according to the release.

Applicants will undergo an interview and screening process with the county’s circuit judges.

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