Friday, August 09, 2013

Cynthia Y. Cobbs campaign website now online

A campaign website has been established for Judge Cynthia Y. Cobbs. That's a link to the site in the preceding sentence; a link has been added to the blog Sidebar as well.

The Illinois Supreme Court appointed Judge Cobbs to the bench in 2011. Prior to her appointment, Cobbs served as Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.

Cobbs started her legal career in 1989 as a law clerk, and later chief law clerk, to Supreme Court Justice Charles E. Freeman. She joined the AOIC in 1997, becoming Chief Legal Counsel for the Administrative Office within two years. Cobbs was initially appointed Director of the AOIC in March 2002. Cobbs served under five Chief Justices, the second longest tenure in that office since it was established in 1960.

Judge Cobbs has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland. She worked for several years in Maryland in a clinical setting helping abused and neglected children before turning to the law.

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