Chicago, IL, February 25, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Judge Larry Axelrood leads as the candidate with the highest bar association ratings in the race for Circuit Court Judge in the 9th Subcircuit. Judge Axelrood is the only candidate running who has been found “Highly Qualified” by the Chicago Bar Association, which wrote, “Judge Axelrood possesses an outstanding demeanor and temperament and is highly regarded for his knowledge of the law and ability.”
Cook County’s legal community continues its unwavering support of Judge Axelrood’s campaign. In their evaluations, Judge Axelrood also received highest ratings from the Illinois State Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association, the Decalogue Society of Lawyers, the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association, and the Puerto Rican Bar Association. The Chicago Council of Lawyers declared Judge Axelrood “Well Qualified” noting that he "is considered to be a very good jurist, with a good grasp of the law and an even demeanor. He is considered to be hard-working and is adept at handling the requirements of presiding over two specialty court calls, Veterans Court and Mental Health Court, in addition to hearing felony criminal matters in the Criminal Division. He communicates well with defendants and is praised for his courtroom management."
Since 2005, Judge Axelrood has served as an Associate Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County and is currently assigned to the Second Municipal District working at the Skokie Courthouse hearing jury trials, bench trials, contested motions and bond hearings in felony and misdemeanor cases. Judge Axelrood presides over two specialty court calls – veterans court and a mental health court call. Judge Axelrood’s veterans court is now the second largest in the state of Illinois.
Judge Axelrood has lived his entire life in the 9th judicial sub-circuit. He was raised in Evanston and attended Evanston-Skokie Schools and is a graduate of Evanston Township High School (ETHS). He currently resides in Wilmette with his wife Anne Sherman and two children Claire and Jack.