Bar Association Evaluations

“Jim is confident, competent and most importantly, kind and gracious to the people he serves. Often times, the legal system is one big memory of injustice and unkindness, and often, advising people on the back end is just another piece of that puzzle. It’s people like Jim that make a difference in people’s lives and treat them with dignity and respect. That is not taught to our volunteers; that is innate in a human being. So thanks, Jim, for being a good human being (and a good lawyer on top of it).”

— Beth Johnson
Director of Legal Programs Cabrini Green Legal Aid

“What impressed me the most about Jim was his consistency and his commitment. We felt honored and a little humbled that he helped us so much. Jim’s commitment to my students was consistent and the students knew they could count on him to help. My students trusted him.
Jim’s belief in us inspired us to work harder and his ability to back up his words drove us to want more not only for our team but more for our school and ourselves and our future. We owe him a great debt for his service and commitment.”

— Jim McIntosh
Social Studies Department-Mock Trial Teacher, Roosevelt High School-Chicago Public Schools

“Jim Hanlon will make a terrific judge and I am proud to endorse him. As a retired judge and as a lawyer who has practiced before many judges, I feel I have a unique perspective on the qualities that good judges must possess—intelligence, fairness, and an even-keeled approach to issues and the people who appear before them. Jim has those qualities in abundance.”

— Hon. (Ret.) James A. Shapiro

Asian American Bar Association

Qualified

Black Women Lawyers’ Association

Recommended

Chicago Bar Association

Qualified

Chicago Council of Lawyers

Qualified

Cook County Bar Association

Recommended

Decalogue Society of Lawyers

Recommended

Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois

Qualified

Illinois State Bar Association

Qualified

Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago

Recommended

Puerto Rican Bar Association

Highly Recommended

Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

Recommended