Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Pam Meyerson to run in 11th Subcircuit

Oak Park solo practitioner Pamela McLean Meyerson has announced that she will file for the Riley vacancy in Cook County's 11th Judicial Subcircuit.

That's a link to Meyerson's campaign website in the preceding sentence; her site has been added to the list of campaign websites in the Sidebar. The Supreme Court recently appointed Steven J. Fruth to the Riley vacancy.

An article by Ken Trainor in the Wednesday Journal of Oak Park and River Forest is linked from the campaign website and cites Meyerson's community involvement. Trainor writes, "She served on the Festival Theatre board from 1989 to 1996, including two years as president. In 1999, she served as co-chair of the referendum campaign for the new middle schools, then as District 97's middle school volunteer coordinator. She also served on the Oak Park and River Forest High School Citizens Advisory Council and was a member of the Park District of Oak Park's Skate Park Task Force."

According to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (March 5, 1999) Meyerson once served as director of alumni relations for her alma mater, the University of Chicago Law School. (Meyerson is a 1983 graduate.) The 1999 article indicates that Meyerson was in private practice in Oak Park at the time of this appointment; Meyerson told me in an email today that she left that position in June 2000. "I've been returning to U of C every fall since 2000," she wrote, "to help out with their Intensive Trial Workshop."

Although most of Meyerson's career has been spent in a solo practice, she advises that she was "a commercial litigator at Antonow & Fink from 1983-1985 and at Goldberg, Kohn, Bell, Black, Rosenbloom & Moritz from 1985-1989."

Meyerson is married to Charlie Meyerson, one time news voice of WXRT-FM and WNUA-FM, and currently the news director of WGN-AM.

(Updated 8/19/09 10:15pm.)

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