Location: Chicago Loop
The Judicial Inquiry Board (Board) is seeking bids from a diverse mid-size to large-size law firm to serve as trial counsel for the Board.
The Judicial Inquiry Board (Board) is an independent state agency created by the Illinois Constitution. The Board is charged with the responsibility of receiving and investigating complaints of ethical misconduct or physical or mental incapacity made against judges serving in the state courts of Illinois and, when warranted, to file and prosecute formal complaints before the Illinois Courts Commission.
Specifically, the firm will advise the Board on issues involving allegations of ethical misconduct, and physical or mental incapacity of judges, and assist the Board in investigating such allegations, including legal research, depositions, and drafting and prosecuting complaints filed with the Illinois Courts Commission.
Bids must include the name and credentials of the attorney the firm would assign to the Board's account, and the hourly rate the firm would charge the Board for its services. All bids must be submitted to the Board's Executive Director and General Counsel, Michael Deno, at Michael.Deno@illinois.gov no later than October 1, 2021