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Vacancy of Patricia Banks

For Cook County Circuit Judge - 5th Subcircuit

Democratic Candidate:

- H. Yvonne Coleman
     - Response to the ICJL Questionnaire
     - Submitted Resume
     - Present Duties: Cook County Judge - Assigned to Muncipal - Non-Jury Civil Section
     - Website: http://www.electjudgecoleman.com/ & LinkedIn
     - Rated at "Qualified" by the Chicago Council of Lawyers
     - Rated at "Highly Recommended" by the Cook County Bar Association
     - Response to the Chicago Tribune Questionnaire
     - Campaign Committee: Friends to Elect Judge H Yvonne Coleman

Republican Candidate:

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

COVERAGE:
- FWIW: Coleman appointed to Banks vacancy in 5th Subcircuit

RATINGS:
Chicago Council of Lawyers: "Hon. H. Yvonne Coleman was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1988. Since 2017, she has served as a Judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County, where she is currently assigned to the Municipal Department, District 1, Non-Jury Civil Section. Previously, she was a Solo Practitioner with a focus on civil rights and employment law (2010-2017); General Counsel to the Independent Police Review Board of the City of Chicago (2009-2010); Attorney at the Law Office of H. Yvonne Coleman (2004-2009; 1992-1999); Manager and Chief Administrative Law Judge of the Illinois Department of Employment Security, Appeals Division (2003-2004); Chief of the Civil Rights Bureau of the Attorney General of the State of Illinois (1999-2003); Executive Director of the Cook County Bar Association Community Law Project (1989-1994); and Staff Attorney at the National Labor Relations Board, Region 13, Chicago, Illinois (1988-1989). She has served as Executive Director of the Cook County Bar Association and is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, where she was Chair of the Civil Rights Committee and a member of the Judicial Evaluation Committee. As a lawyer the Council stated: “Ms. Coleman is considered to have good legal ability with a wide range of legal experience, including litigation in more complex matters. She is praised for her temperament and for her trial skills. She is reported to be a good lawyer who is exceptionally active in community affairs. The Council finds her Qualified for the Circuit Court.” As a judge for a short period of time, Judge Coleman has received high marks for her ability to manage a courtroom."

 

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