Friday, October 10, 2008

Michael Ian Bender appointed to 9th Subcircuit vacancy

The Illinois Supreme Court has named Cook County Public Administrator Michael Ian Bender to a 9th Subcircuit vacancy created by the resignation of Judge William Patrick O'Malley. The appointment, effective November 8, will terminate on December 6, 2010.

In addition to his service as Cook County Public Administrator, Bender is a member of the firm of Nadler, Pritikin, and Mirabelli, LLC. According to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article noting the appointment, Bender was a previously a partner in the firm of Bender & Bender, from 1993 to 2004. He has served as a prosecutor for the Village of Skokie and was President of the Skokie Park Board of Commissioners from 2001 to 2005.

The Nadler, Pritikin and Mirabelli website notes that Bender is a past president of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers, that he has served "as a Board Member for the North Shore Center for the Performed Arts and is currently an Executive Board Member of the Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois."

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