Friday, June 19, 2015

Judge Shoffner's campaign announces June 23 fundraiser, campaign website

Supporters of Judge Robin D. Shoffer's bid to remain on the bench are planning a Tuesday, June 23 fundraiser for their candidate, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Metropolitan Club on the 67th floor of the Willis Tower.

The suggested donation for the event is $250. Persons interested in attending are encouraged to email or call (312) 288-7265 as soon as possible for tickets or more information.

Meanwhile, as the hyperlink in the first sentence of this post indicates, Judge Shoffner's campaign now has a website; that's a link to it. (The link will be added to the blog Sidebar when the list of candidate websites is put up.)

The Illinois Supreme Court appointed Judge Shoffner to the Williams-Hayes vacancy in the 5th Subcircuit late last year. Before becoming a judge, Shoffner served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago. Shoffner's campaign bio clarifies that she served two stints in the Corporation Counsel's office, the first time early in her career. Shoffner began her legal career working as a law clerk for then-Circuit Court Judge Benjamin Mackoff; later, before moving onto the City Department of Law, Shoffner served as a law clerk to the late Appellate Court Justice Glenn T. Johnson. In between stints with the Corp Counsel's office, Shoffner worked in a number of private-sector positions including a seven year hitch with Aon Service Corporation as senior litigation counsel.

According to her campaign website, Judge Shoffner served as president of the Black Women Lawyers Association (in 1996). She has also served on the board of the Cook County Bar Association and, among many other community activities, as a member of the Pastoral Council and Finance Council of Holy Angels Church.

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