Friday, October 16, 2015

Rosa Silva announces 7th Subcircuit judicial bid, launches campaign website

An anonymous reader left a comment consisting of this link to the campaign website of Assistant Public Defender Rosa Silva, another candidate for judge in the 7th Subcircuit. Yes, that's a link to the site in the preceding sentence; a link has also been added to the blog Sidebar.

Silva has been licensed as an attorney in Illinois since 2001. According to her campaign bio, Silva currently works as an Assistant Public Defender in a felony courtroom at 26th & California. She has over 100 bench trials and 55 felony jury trials, according to the campaign bio.

Silva is a past president of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois and is, according to her campaign bio, the current recording secretary of the Women's Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois (which she also serves as one of the chairs of the WBAI Diversity Committee). Silva was named one of the "Top 40 under 40 Illinois Attorneys to watch" published by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and is a member of AFSCME, Local 3315.

In addition to her bachelor's degree (from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and her law degree (from IIT-Chicago Kent), Silva also holds a Master's Degree in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. According to her campaign bio, Silva recently participated in the "26th Street Reader, which tutored elementary school students at Kannon Elementary in the Lawndale neighborhood. She has participated in Lawyers in the Classroom and has gone to various schools in Chicago to teach elementary school students about Constitutional Law."

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