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Vacancy of Bertina E. Lampkin

For Cook County Circuit Judge - 2nd Subcircuit

Democratic Candidate:

- Tiana Ellis Blakely
     - Present Duties: Attorney with the Cook County Public Defender's Office
     - Website: http://www.tiana4judge2018.com/ & Facebook
     - Rated at "Qualified" by the Chicago Council of Lawyers
     - Rated at "Recommended" by the Cook County Bar Association
     - Response to the Chicago Tribune Questionnaire
     - Campaign Committee: Citizens to Elect Tiana Ellis Blakely

Republican Candidate:

- The filing period has ended and no candidate filed for the party's nomination for this position.

COVERAGE:
- FWIW: Tiana Ellis Blakely to seek 2nd Subcircuit vacancy

RATINGS:
Chicago Council of Lawyers: "Tiana Ellis Blakely was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2004. Since 2005, she has worked as an Assistant Public Defender in the Cook County Public Defender’s Office, where she is currently a Grade 3 Attorney. In that capacity, she represents clients in cases ranging from battery to first degree murder. Her pro bono work includes participating in the 34th Ward/15th Legislative District Expungement Fair and serving in the Polished Pebbles program, where she speaks to participants about understanding their legal rights. Ms. Blakely is considered to have good legal ability and temperament. She has substantial litigation experience and is praised for her trial skills. She assists with the defense in murder trials although she is not the lead attorney. Ms. Blakely has only 13 years of experience as an attorney but she has had a variety of legal experiences and is considered a solid defense attorney."

 

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