Illinois justices appoint Seminara-Schostok to appeals court

By Chris Rizo | Aug 8, 2008

Mary Seminara-Schostok

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-The Illinois state Supreme Court on Friday appointed Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Judge Mary Seminara-Schostok to the Illinois Appellate Court.

Seminara-Schostock was appointed to the seat currently held by Appellate Court Judge Barbara Gilleran Johnson, who retires Aug. 13.

She will sit on the Second District Appeals Court in Elgin from Aug. 18 through Dec. 6, 2010.

"I am humbled and honored by the confidence the Supreme Court has shown in me by its appointment," Seminara-Schostock said. "I look forward to the challenges in serving the people of the State of Illinois as one of its appellate judges."

Seminara-Schostok was first appointed to the 19th Judicial Circuit as an associate judge in 1998.

She was later appointed to the bench by the Supreme Court in 2001 and elected in 2002.

After obtaining her bachelor's of science degree in business from Youngstown State University in Ohio in 1982, Seminara-Schostok earned her law degree at Capital University College of Law in Columbus, Ohio in 1986.

From Legal Newsline: Reach reporter Chris Rizo at chrisrizo@legalnewsline.com.

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