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Notice of vacancy for At-Large Circuit Judge in the Eight Judicial Circuit


Justice Lisa Holder White of the Supreme Court of Illinois has begun an application process for an At-Large Circuit Judge vacancy in the Eighth Judicial Circuit.

The vacancy resulted from the removal of Judge Robert Adrian on February 23, 2024.

Under the Illinois Constitution, judicial vacancies are filled by Supreme Court appointment. The application process will lead to final Court approval.

Notice of the vacancy has been posted in the courthouses throughout the Circuit. The application form and instructions may be obtained by visiting the Illinois Supreme Court’s website at: and following the instructions in the Latest News scroller announcing the Eighth Judicial Circuit vacancy.

Deadline for submission of an application is April 12, 2024.

The applicants will undergo an evaluation and screening process. The person selected to fill the vacancy will serve until the first Monday in December following the November 2026 general election.

To be eligible for consideration for appointment, the applicant must be a lawyer licensed to practice law in Illinois.

The Eighth Judicial Circuit includes Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Mason, Menard, Pike, and Schuyler Counties.