Sunday, February 21, 2010

Deborah J. Gubin receives bench appointment

The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Deborah J. Gubin to the 8th Subcircuit vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Maureen Durkin Roy.

Gubin, an attorney since 1975, began her career in the Public Defender's office. In addition to stints in private practice Gubin has served as General Counsel of the Illinois Department of Financial Institutions, and, most recently, as Chief Administrative Law Judge for the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. She has also taught trial practice at Loyola University.

Gubin sought election to the bench in 2000, when she ran for the countywide Getty vacancy, and again in 2002, when she ran for the "A" vacancy in the 8th Subcircuit. While she fell short in these attempts, Gubin was endorsed by the Chicago Tribune on both occasions.

Gubin's appointment is effective March 4 and expires December 3, 2012.

Hat tip to Bonnie McGrath for calling this appointment to my attention.

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