A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT by historyman

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									             WOMEN IN THE COURTS
          in the 16th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
                                 March 18, 2003
                             Judge Judith M. Brawka


I. 75,000 attorneys are now registered to practice law in the State of Illinois.

       Percentage of female attorneys
       (a)   19%
       (b)   30%
       (c)   47%

       Percentage of female enrollment in Illinois law schools
       (a)   18%
       (b)   29%
       (c)   49%


II. 901 judges preside over courts in the State of Illinois

        Percentage of female judges
       (a)    22.3%
       (b)    35%
       (c)    47%

       Percentage of female judges 12 years ago_________________


III. 31 judges now sitting in the 16 th Judicial Circuit

       Percentage of female judges _____________

       Percentage of female judges 12 years ago___________


IV. Year in which the first woman was:

       Appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court _________________________________

       Elected to the Illinois Supreme Court__________________________________

       Appointed to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals___________________________

       Appointed to the 16 th Judicial Circuit__________________________________

       Elected to the 16th Judicial Circuit____________________________________

								
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