Friday, July 22, 2011

Judge Berger declares for Cole vacancy

Associate Judge Helaine L. (Lainie) Berger has announced plans to seek the Cole vacancy in Cook County's 8th Judicial Subcircuit.

A campaign website has been established for Judge Berger. That's a link to the site in the preceding sentence; a link has also been added to the Sidebar.

An associate judge since 1997, Judge Berger is currently assigned to the Circuit Court's Child Protection Division. When not presiding in court, Judge Berger is working with other judges, court administrators and community resource providers seeking to establish a Family Drug Treatment Court. Judge Berger has helped prepare grant proposals for the new court and has traveled to other states to study how similar programs work in other jurisdictions.

A lawyer since 1981, Judge Berger began her legal career as an Assistant Public Defender in Lake County, Illinois. She later moved to an insurance defense practice at Purcell & Wardrope, Chtd. and, later, a general litigation practice with her own firm, Berger & DePaul.


Anonymous said...

Where's the link to Judge Berger's website? She sounds excellent, highly qualified!!!

Anonymous said...

I see the link to Judge Berger's website, "campaign website". Loved the website.

- A law school classmate and Admirer