Friday, February 11, 2011

Lionel Jean-Baptiste appointed to 9th Subcircuit vacancy

The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Evanston attorney Lionel Jean-Baptiste to the 9th Subcircuit vacancy created by the recent death of Judge Gerald C. Bender.

Jean-Baptiste is currently alderman of Evanston's 2nd Ward. Jean-Baptiste was born in Haiti, arriving in Evanston with his family in 1964. Jean-Baptiste graduated from Evanston Township High School in 1970. A 1974 graduate of Princeton, Jean-Baptiste later graduated from Chicago-Kent Law School and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1991.

Jean-Baptiste's appointment is effective March 4 and terminates December 3, 2012.

Updated 2/14/11 to link to Chicago Tribune coverage.

1 comment:

whyers said...

I know and have worked with Lionel on several initiative within our community and for the Haitian Congress to Fortify Haiti. His intelligence, breadth of experience, ability to "hear" through the clutter and discern key facts within those things brought before him will surely be seen and appreciated.