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Lesbian appointed as associate judge
by Matt Simonette
2018-05-30

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Stephanie Miller—who, in early 2017, was appointed to fill a 6th Cook County Subcircuit judge's vacancy, but did not retain the seat in the March 20, 2018 primary—has been appointed a Cook County associate judge by the Illinois Supreme Court. The administrative office of the Illinois Courts made the announcement May 21.

Miller, who is a lesbian, was previously an assistant state's attorney and an assistant public guardian prior to her appointment and has been a board member for the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago.

In February 2018, Miller told Windy City Times, "I've always worked in public service, and I have always, from day one as an attorney, and even when I was a law clerk, been appearing in court. So I'm comfortable with how a courtroom runs and how a courtroom is to be managed, and the appropriate demeanor to be given in front of judges who are maybe a little cranky and hot-headed, and how that affects the attorneys and the litigants who appear in front of them."


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