Saturday, June 17, 2017

Rishi Agrawal announces plans to seek 8th Subcircuit seat, campaign website goes live

Chicago attorney Rishi Agrawal has announced plans to seek an 8th Subcircuit vacancy. A campaign website has recently gone live. That's a link to the website in the preceding sentence; a link has also been added to the blog Sidebar. There is also a campaign Facebook page.

Agrawal has been licensed as an attorney in Illinois since 1998, according to ARDC. Since 2007, has been the principal of the Agrawal Firm, LLC, according to his campaign bio. Before that, Agrawal worked for Eimer Stahl Klevorn & Solberg, LLP, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd., and the Will County Public Defender's Office.

A former President of the Asian American Bar Association, Agrawal's campaign bio notes that he also "chaired the host committee for the 2005 National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) conference, served on the board of the National South Asian Bar Association (now South Asian Bar Association of North America) and held several positions with the Indian American Bar Association (IABA) (now known as the South Asian Bar Association of Chicago), including President and Vice President for Professional Development."

During his service with the IABA, Agrawal helped "renew" the Cyriac D. Kappil Legal Clinic at the Indo-American Center, which, according to the campaign bio, "is now one of the largest pro-bono legal clinics in Chicago." Agrawal is currently serving a second elected term on the South Loop Elementary School Local School Council and has also coached the South Loop Elementary Debate Team for several years.

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