Steven Pflaum, partner in the Litigation group, was recently quoted in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article "Running for judge? Here’s what ethics committee wants you to know." The article addresses the challenges judicial candidates face in navigating the rules of political activity, campaign finances, endorsements, and other related activities. Pflaum provides insights into the complexities of judicial elections in Illinois and highlights the importance of candidates understanding the guidelines to avoid potential issues.
The Illinois Judicial Ethics Committee (IJEC) recently published FAQs that aim to provide practical guidance on common questions faced by judicial candidates, aligning with the updated Illinois Code of Judicial Conduct. Steve is a founding member of the IJEC and has served as its chair since 2013.
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