I currently serve as a Cook County Circuit Court judge, appointed in 2013 by the Illinois Supreme Court after an extensive vetting process.
I decided to become a judge because, in my many years in legal practice, I saw judges make decisions every day that changed people’s lives. I knew that if I were standing before a judge, I would want the judge to be someone like me—someone with experience, empathy and ethics.
The Illinois Supreme Court decided I was the best person to appoint to the bench. A bipartisan judicial screening committee looked at my unanimous positive ratings from every one of the 12 bar associations that evaluated me. They looked at my training at the University of Chicago Law School. They looked at my 30 years of experience in and out of the courtrooms of Cook County. They looked at my community service. They interviewed people who know me—colleagues, judges and opposing counsel. The committee and the Supreme Court concluded that I have the skills and experience to be an effective and fair judge for the people of Cook County.
Vote March 18 to keep me on the bench.
Thank you for your support.
Judge Pamela McLean Meyerson
Judge Pamela McLean Meyerson brings “fidelity to the law, intelligence and, perhaps most importantly, considerable experience and empathy regarding the difficult circumstances of life that judges resolve every day."
--Judicial screening committee co-chair, U.S. District Court (retired) Judge Wayne R. Andersen