Center for Judicial Performance & Integrity

The Center for Judicial Performance and Integrity is committed to strengthening judicial efficiency, integrity, and professionalism in the Cook County Judicial Circuit. The Center develops recommendations and strategies on judicial and legal reform to  address particular challenges in the justice system. Its mission is to provide practical information on how to build and maintain an effective and independent justice system that enjoys the confidence of the public and lives up to the expectations of good government, such as integrity, efficiency and transparency.



Judicial Recusal Policy Brief (2012)

Electing Judges in Cook County: The Role of Money, Political Party, and the Voters
Electing Judges in Cook County – Executive Summary


Recommended Resources

American Judicature Society
Brennan Center for Justice
Colorado Judicial Institute
Illinois Campaign for Political Reform
Justice at Stake
National Center for State Courts
National Institute on Money in State Politics


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