Justices/Judges running for retention in Cook County
JUDGE PAMELA HILL-VEAL
Judge Hill-Veal holds a Juris Doctorate (with a certificate in health care law) from
DePaul University, a Masters of Science Degree in Marketing Communications
from Roosevelt University, a Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis in
Counseling and Guidance from Loyola University and a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Psychology from Western Illinois University.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION FOR JUDGE PAMELA HILL-VEAL

The Illinois Supreme Court appointed Pamela E. Hill-Veal to the position of Circuit
Court Judge during its November, 2004 term.  On December 22, 2004, Illinois
Supreme Court Justice, Charles E. Freeman, presided over Judge Hill-Veal’s
investiture ceremony while former Appellate Court Justice R. Eugene Pincham was
the official guest speaker.  

Since December, 2004, Judge Pamela E. Hill-Veal has presided over a multitude
of cases in a high-volume courtroom within the 1st District of the Municipal Division
in Cook County.  She hears a variety of cases, including but not limited to,
automobile accidents, business disputes, contract cases, debt collection, injuries,
etc.  Judge Hill-Veal is a firm believer that litigants can solve their problems by
utilizing arbitrators and mediators.  If possible, she attempts to encourage litigants
to use alternative methods to work out their differences prior to a formal trial
proceeding.

Vote “YES” to retain Judge Pamela Hill-Veal #281

EDUCATION:

Judge Hill-Veal holds a Juris Doctorate (with a certificate in health care law) from
DePaul University, a Masters of Science Degree in Marketing Communications
from Roosevelt University, a Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis in
Counseling and Guidance from Loyola University and a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Psychology from Western Illinois University.  She also obtained various
related certificates and additional training.

LEGAL AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:

Judge Hill-Veal was a former Administrative Law Officer for the City of Chicago
Department of Administrative Hearings.  For over ten years, she served as an
Inquiry Panel Member and subsequent Inquiry Panel Chairperson, for the Attorney
Registration and Disciplinary Commission.  In addition, Judge Hill-Veal was the
Chairperson of the Civil Service Board for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation
District of Greater Chicago.

For more than twenty years, she has been an educator at Chicago State University
and Moraine Valley Community College.  Among the courses taught by Judge Hill-
Veal were “Trial Practice and Procedures”, “Criminal Law”, “Introduction to Law”,
“Introduction to Psychology”, “Basic Speech”, “Law and the Media”, etc.  She
authored several workbooks for her courses:  namely, Trial Practice and
Procedures (1993 and 1996) and Criminal Procedure (2003).

Judge Hill-Veal graded the Illinois State Bar Examination for several terms.  In
addition to the State of Illinois, she is licensed to practice in the State of Michigan
and the District of Columbia.  She is able to appear before the U.S. District Court of
Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits.  She is also licensed to practice before
the United States Supreme Court.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Judge Hill-Veal was the Communications
Director for the Chicago Urban League, a clinical therapist for the City of Chicago
and a television producer and reporter.
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The Illinois Supreme Court appointed Pamela E.
Hill-Veal to the position of Circuit Court Judge
during its November, 2004 term.  She was elected
a Judge of the Circuit Court in 2006.  Since
December, 2004, Judge Pamela E. Hill-Veal has
presided over a multitude of cases in a
high-volume courtroom within the 1st District of the
Municipal Division in Cook County.  She hears a
variety of cases, including but not limited to,
automobile accidents, business disputes, contract
cases, debt collection, injuries, etc.  Judge Hill-Veal
is a firm believer that litigants can solve their
problems by utilizing arbitrators and mediators.
If possible, she attempts to encourage litigants to use alternative methods to work
out their differences prior to a formal trial proceeding.