Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Hinshaw partner Cecilia A. Horan appointed to countywide vacancy

In an order entered yesterday (but not posted until this morning), the Illinois Supreme Court appointed Cecilia A. Horan to the countywide vacancy created by the pending retirement of Judge Russell W. Hartigan.

Horan's appointment was made on the recommendation of Justice Mary Jane Theis. The Supreme Court's press release concerning the appointment, which was issued this morning, can be accessed here. The appointment is effective January 19 and will terminate on December 3, 2018.

Horan is a partner with the Chicago office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, joining the firm, according to her firm biography, upon graduating from law school in 1997. Horan is also the current President of the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago.


Anonymous said...

Was this vacancy open to applicants and part of the Blue Ribbon screening committee, or was this an off the books job?

Jack Leyhane said...

According to the Court's press release, Ms. Horan had been screened by Justice Theis's committee for another vacancy. There was no application process announced for this specific vacancy (Judge Hartigan's resignation isn't even effective until next week).