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Vacancy of Camille E. Willis

For Cook County Circuit Judge - 2nd Subcircuit

Democratic Candidate:

- Debra A. Seaton
     - Present Duties: Cook County Judge - Assigned to Municipal 1 - Traffic
     - Website: 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 Judge Debra A Seaton

Republican Candidate:

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

COVERAGE:
- FWIW: Debra Ann Seaton appointed to Willis vacancy in 2nd Subcircuit

Chicago Council of Lawyers: "Hon. Debra A. Seaton was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1986. She was appointed to the bench as a Circuit Judge by the Illinois Supreme Court in May 2017. Between 2010 and the time of her appointment to the bench, she served as a supervisor at the Legal Resources Division of the Cook County Public Defender’s Office, where she also worked from 1988 to 2000. She has also worked as a solo practitioner, focusing on defending death penalty cases (2000-2010); as an Assistant Public Defender in the Kane County Public Defender’s Office in Geneva, IL (1987-1988); and as an Assistant Appellate Public Defender at the Office of the State Appellate Defender, in Mt. Vernon, IL (1986-1987). She has provided pro bono services at the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School, and is a participant in the ABA Mock Trials. Judge. Seaton is considered to have good legal ability. She is reported to be very knowledgeable, and is a zealous but highly ethical practitioner. She has substantial litigation 14 experience in complex matters, and is praised for her trial skills."

 

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