Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Justice John B. Simon campaign website goes online

A campaign website has been established for Appellate Court Justice John B. Simon. That's a link to the campaign website in the preceding sentence; a link has also been added to the blog Sidebar.

The Illinois Supreme Court appointed Simon, a longtime partner at Chicago's Jenner & Block, to the Appellate Court late last year. Although appointed to the Murphy vacancy, the Cook County Democratic Party slated Justice Simon for the Steele vacancy this past August.

Licensed as an attorney in Illinois since 1967, Simon began his legal career as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, rising to Chief of the Civil Division of that office in the early 1970s. After leaving the U.S. Attorney's office, Simon joined Friedman & Koven as a partner before moving to Jenner in the mid-1980s. He is a former President of the Chicago Bar Association and, later, of the Lawyer's Trust Fund of Illinois. Among Justice Simon's many other contributions to the bench and bar is his long service as a member of the Supreme Court's Rules Committee (2004-2012, serving as Chair from 2010-2012).

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