entered yesterday, the Illinois Supreme Court appointed Diana L. Embil to a 15th Subcircuit vacancy created by the retirement of Judge George F. Scully, Jr. (Scully, a former State Representative, was appointed to the bench in 2009 and elected in 2010). Embil's appointment is effective Thursday, October 13; it will terminate on December 2, 2018.
This will be Embil's second tour of duty on the Circuit Court bench. She was first appointed to a 15th Subcircuit vacancy in early 2013, but lost her bid to hold that seat by a very narrow margin in the 2014 Primary.
Licensed in Illinois since 1988, Embil has served as a law clerk to the late Appellate Court Justice R. Eugene Pincham and to Supreme Court Justice Charles Freeman.
Currently, according to her LinkedIn page (from which this photograph is taken), Embil was serving on the Character & Fitness Committee of Board of Bar Admissions of Illinois Supreme Court. She previously served as an Associate Regional Counsel with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as a member of the Minimum Continuing Legal Education of the Illinois Supreme Court. She has also worked for Jones, Ware & Grenard and as a staff attorney with the Chicago Public Schools.
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