Travis Richardson has announced his intention to seek election to the bench from Cook County's Second Judicial Subcircuit. That's a link to Richardson's campaign website in the preceding sentence; a link has also been added to the blog Sidebar.
Richardson's supporters are planning a fundraiser for their candidate this Thursday, November 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the West Side Justice Center (the Shiller Preyar Law Offices), 601 S. California Ave.
Tickets for the event are $150 apiece, but sponsorships are available (for $250, $500, or $1,500). Thirty-fourth Ward Alderman Carrie M. Austin and 21st Ward Alderman Howard B. Brookins, Jr. are the hosts for this event. For more information about the fundraiser, or to order tickets, email Info@CraticShaffer.com.
Richardson as been licensed as an attorney in Illinois since 1997. He is a principal in the firm of Richardson & Mackoff. According to his campaign bio, Richardson is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School where he received the school's Rockwell T. Gust Advocacy Award, "presented for demonstrating the greatest potential as a trial lawyer and advocate in his graduating class." According to his campaign bio, Richardson was also a founder and was Articles Editor of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law.
Richardson was appointed to the Judicial Performance Commission of Cook County. According to his campaign bio, Richardson represented Region VII of the National Bar Association on its Judicial Evaluation Committee and is former Director of that Region (which encompasses Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Richardson is also a Past Chair of the NBA Young Lawyers Division and of the CBA Coordinating Council for Minority Affairs and the CCBA Judicial Evaluation Committee. Richardson also served on the CCBA Job Fair Committee and on the CBA Nominations and Elections Committee.
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