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20th Judicial Circuit CourtCandidate for JudgeLeChien vacancy

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Laninya A. Cason

Attorney, Associate Circuit Judge, 2003-2015
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • To restore confidence and integrity to the 20th Judical Circuit
  • To educate the public on cutting edge issues that affect the judiciary
  • To contribute to the diversity of the court



Profession:Attorney, Associate Circuit Judge, 2003-2015
Supervisory Regional Counsel, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (2015–current)
Board member, St. Clair Associated Vocational Enterprises — Appointed position (2005–current)
Board Member, Illinois Judges Associatiom Foundation — Elected position (2015–current)
Board Member, Children's First Foundation — Elected position (2010–current)
Life Member, VFW Women's Auxiliry — Elected position (2012–current)
Founder, Diamonds in the Rough Mentoring Program — Elected position (2008–current)
Associate Circuit Judge, St. Clair County, State of Illinois (2003–2015)
Associate Attorney, Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson (1996–2003)


University of Tennessee -Knoxville J.D., Law (1996)
University of Illinois,Urbana-Champaign Master of Education, Human Resource Development (1993)
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign B.S., Finance (1992)

Community Activities

Commissioner, East St. Louis Riot Commission (2015–current)

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