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Associate Judge Applications

Supreme Court Rule 39

Associate Judge vacancies are listed below and are available to be submitted by completing the electronic application (PDF fillable document) for the corresponding circuit. The applications are required to be signed, using one of the two methods provided. Electronic signatures can be affixed using Adobe's EchoSign technology, by clicking on the application link.


Applications for Associate Judge vacancies are listed, by circuit, in the table below and are available to be submitted in two methods. Both applications are PDF fillable documents which can be completed using a computer or mobile device. The Electronic Signature application uses Adobe's EchoSign technology and requires the applicant's e-mail address. A copy of the e-Signed submitted application will be returned to the applicant and original submitted to the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.

The wet-ink signature option can be completed online, saved, printed, signed, and mailed to the appropriate address listed below.

Circuit Court of Cook County

Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts
222 N. LaSalle St., 13th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

All other Judicial Circuits

Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts
3101 Old Jacksonville Road
Springfield, IL 62704

 Electronic applications must be submitted at or before 11:59 p.m. of the posted deadline. Mailed applications must be received on or before 5:00 p.m. of the posted deadline.

 Text fields in the electronic application are set to auto size so that information is captured in the completed form. As you type, you may see the text scroll out of view to the left or up and down. As you edit your responses, use your arrow keys and the scroll bar to move through the text box. Responses in the final signed and submitted application will be auto-sized to the text box and include all information entered in the fields. Please note that if you need additional pages that is still an option.

 Please be advised, there is a six (6) hour time frame for completing the online Associate Judge Application. At the end of 6 hours, the session will disconnect and information entered will not be saved.

 If you have any questions, please contact the Administrative Office at 217-557-8552 or 217-558-4490 during regular business hours.


Associate Vacancies

Vacancy Position Posting Date Posting Ends Links & Other Information
Associate Judge Vacancy 15th Judicial Circuit 07/08/2024 9:00 AM 08/07/2024 11:59 PM

Notice of Vacancy

15th Circuit Electronic Application

15th Circuit Wet Signature Application