Mar 282024

Associate Judge Short List / Election Update 3/28

On Friday, March 1, 2024, the Circuit Court of Cook County announced that 6 persons, 3 men and 3 women, had made the coveted associate judge “short list”, one of the shortest lists ever. It is from this list of names that the full judges of the Cook County Circuit Court will select 3 new colleagues.

Congratulations to all 6 who made the short list (See the official announcement here: Six Associate Judge Finalists Announced), and a special congratulations and good luck to the 2 finalists from our community:

  • Torrick Alan Ward; and
  • Kenya Alicia Jenkins-Wright

To the above 2 finalists, this represents COAL’s shout out and pride in what you’ve accomplished in making the ‘Short List’.

Many would agree that the pursuit of justice and “equal protection under the law” necessitates a diverse judiciary.


COAL Board of Directors


“The time to work seriously and collectively, to improve the state of our Community, is upon us…”

Let Us be intentional in all aspects of the Work that must be done.

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