Monday, March 20, 2017

Coleman appointed to Banks vacancy in 5th Subcircuit

The Illinois Supreme Court today appointed Loop practitioner H. Yvonne Coleman to the 5th Subcircuit vacancy created by the recent retirement of Judge Patrica Banks. The appointment, which is effective next Monday, March 27, expires on December 3, 2018.

According to her LinkedIn profile, Coleman concentrated her practice "in employment and civil rights litigation, workplace investigations, and mediation." She previously served, according to the LinkedIn profile, as Bureau Chief of the Civil Rights and Disability Rights Bureaus in the Office of the Illinois Attorney General, and as Manager and Chief Hearing Officer, Appeals Division, with the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Coleman also served as General Counsel with the City of Chicago Independent Police Review Authority, according to LinkedIn.

Coleman has been licensed as an attorney in Illinois since 1988. She filed for a countywide vacancy in the 2014 Primary, but withdrew from that race. She also filed for a 5th Subcircuit vacancy in the 2016 election cycle, but withdrew from that race also.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Ms. Coleman. A great choice.

Reginald Smith said...

Excellent!

Anonymous said...

So how many former presidents of the BWLA and CCBA can we expect in this primary?

Anonymous said...

Do you have a point Anon 7:00? Or do you just feel like being funny? If you want to be funny then I will laugh with you. Ha. Ha. Ha. Otherwise, the answer is: Buzz: as many that qualify. Also FYI, Ms. Coleman is not a past president of the CCBA or the BWLA (a little birdie told me). Take a seat.

Anonymous said...

As long as they are qualified who cares?

Anonymous said...

FYI, I wasn't suggesting that she was a past president of either. No, I was not being funny. I was serious in stating the obvious, several people falling into that category presume to be entitled to the seat. And for the record, the Supremes got this one right. Who is laughing now.

good luck judge!

Anon 7:00

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm. Rumblings that somebody in the state's attorney's office is upset that somebody took "their" seat. Lose a case for a victimized black judge and, apparently, you don't get to become one. You can always run against the countywide-name-challenged. Quish. Karkula. Horan. Ammendola. Unless the Irish guys and gals beat you to it first. Or you can show Toni that she ain't nobody that nobody sent! 2018 can't get here fast enough.