Monday, October 18, 2010

James L. Kaplan appointed to 8th Subcircuit

The Illinois Supreme Court has announced that James L. Kaplan has been appointed to the 8th Subcircuit vacancy that will be created by the retirement of Cook County Circuit Court Judge Melvin J. Cole.

Kaplan is currently of counsel to the Law Offices of Sheldon Sorosky, Ltd. (f/k/a Kaplan & Sorosky, Ltd.). A 1971 graduate of the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Kaplan serves on the school's Board of Overseers. Kaplan was a member of the Illinois Board of Higher Education from 1999 until early 2007. He was IBHE Chairman from 2003 until the time of his resignation. He has also served as a Judge of the Illinois Court of Claims.

Kaplan's appointment is effective December 6 and will terminate December 3, 2012.

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