Application process begins to fill Illinois Court vacancy
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The application process has begun for a Residential Circuit Court vacancy in the Illinois Eighth Judicial Circuit.

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

The vacancy was created due to the resignation of Judge Scott J. Butler, which is effective Oct. 1. Butler has served in this position since 2016. Prior to this, he served as an Associate Circuit Judge from 2005 to 2016.

Judicial vacancies are filled by Supreme Court appointment. This application process will lead to final Court approval.

The person appointed will serve until the first Monday in December 2022 following the November 2022 election.

To be considered for the position, applicants must be a lawyer licensed to practice law in Illinois.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, Sept. 25. All applications will undergo an evaluation and screening process.

The application form and instructions can be found here.

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