Justices/Judges running for retention in Cook County
JUDGE KATHY M. FLANAGAN
Kathy M. Flanagan has been a judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County since
1988.  She is currently assigned to the Law Division, and is the Supervising Judge
of the Motion Section.  She has been a lecturer or presenter at seminars for the
Illinois Judicial Conference, Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Institute of
Continuing Legal Education, Illinois Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers
Association, Illinois Defense Counsel, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Society of Trial
Lawyers, and the National Business Institute.  She was an attorney in private
practice 10 years prior to becoming a judge.  

Judge Flanagan received her law degree from John Marshall Law School and her
undergraduate degree from St. Xavier University.   She worked as a teacher in the
Chicago Public Schools prior to attending law school and she worked for a labor
union during law school.  She is lifelong resident of Cook County.

Judge Flanagan has been found qualified, highly qualified and/or recommended
by evaluating bar associations listed on her complete biography.  Judge Flanagan
was retained by the voters in 1994, 2000 and 2006.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION FOR JUDGE KATHY M. FLANAGAN

Kathy M. Flanagan has been a judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County since
1988.  She is currently assigned to the Law Division, and is the Supervising Judge
of the Motion Section.  She has been a lecturer or presenter at seminars for the
Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Illinois
Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Illinois Defense Counsel,
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Society of Trial Lawyers, and the national Business
Institute. She has been found "Qualified," "Highly Qualified," and/ or
"Recommended" by bar associations listed below.

Vote “Yes” to retain Kathy M. Flanagan. #205

EDUCATION:







LEGAL BACKGROUND:

Prior to becoming a judge, Kathy M. Flanagan was an attorney in private practice for
10 years.  Her practice was concentrated in civil practice, domestic relations, real
estate, criminal and traffic.

PERSONAL:

Lifelong resident of Cook County.  Was employed as a teacher by the Chicago
Board of Education prior to attending law school.  Worked for labor union during
law school.  Was previously employed as a court clerk following college graduation.

BAR RATINGS:
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    J.D.:
John Marshall Law School, January, 1979
    B.A. (History)
St. Xavier University, Chicago, Il
    High School:
Mother McAuley H.S., Chicago, Il
Advocates Society:
 
    2000 Retention
Recommended
Arab-American Bar Association of Illinois:
 
    2000 Retention
Recommended
Asian American Bar Association (AABA:
 
    2000 Retention
Qualified
    2006 Retention
Qualified
Black Women Lawyers Association (BWLA):
 
    2000 Retention
Recommended
    2006 Retention
Recommended
    2012 Retention
Recommended
Chicago Bar Association (CBA):
 
    1994 Retention
Qualified
    1996 Appellate Court
Qualified
    1998 Appellate Court
Qualified
    2000 Retention
Qualified
    2012 Retention
Qualified
Chicago Council of Lawyers (CCL):
 
    1994 Retention
Qualified
    1996 Appellate Court         
Qualified
    1998 Appellate Court         
Qualified
    2000 Retention
Qualified
    2006 Retention
Not Qualified
Cook County Bar Association (CCB):
 
    2000 Retention
Qualified
    2006 Retention       
Qualified
    2012 retention
 
Decalogue Society of Lawyers (DSL):
 
    2000 Retention
Recommended
    2006 Retention        
Recommended
Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois (HLAI):
    2000 Retention
Recommended
    2006 Retention        
Recommended
Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA):
    1996 Appellate Court
Qualified
    1998 Appellate Court    
Well Qualified
    2000 Retention
Qualified
    2006 Retention
Qualified
Lesbian & Gay Bar Association of Chicago (LAGBAC):
    2000 Retention
Recommended
    2006 Retention    
Recommended
Northwest Suburban Bar Association (NSBA):
    1994 Retention
Highly Recommended
    1996 Appellate Court   
Highly Recommended
    1998 Appellate Court
Highly Recommended
Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois (PRBA):
    2000 Retention
Recommended
    2006 Retention
Recommended
    2012 Retention
Highly Qualified
Suburban Bar Coalition:
    2000 Retention
Highly Recommended
    2006 Retention
Recommended
West Suburban Bar Association (WSBA):
    1994 Retention
Highly Qualified
Womens’ Bar Association (WBAI):
    1994 Retention
Highly Recommended
    1996 Appellate Court
Highly Recommended
    1998 Appellate Court
Highly Recommended
    2000 Retention
Recommended
    2006 Retention
Recommended