Sunday, May 9, 2010

Legal Writing Professor Running for Lieutenant Governor of Illinois

Simon, Sheila 2We're not a political blog by any means, but we strongly support legal writing professors.  Sheila Simon is a law professor at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois, where she has taught courses in Lawyering Skills and Family Law.  She also served as a staff attorney at the Domestic Violence Clinic at the SIU School of Law.  Sheila was chosen by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to be his running mate in the November general election.  If you would like to become a Facebook Fan of her campaign, click here or go to this link and click on the "I like this" button (or whatever that is). ("I like this")

Sheila is a very well known and well-respected professor in the legal writing community  She has also served on numerous state and local bar association committees, including a committee that organizes annual training for domestic battery prosecutors in the state of Illinois.  In addition to her experience at Southern Illinois University, she was an Assistant State's Attorney for Jackson County, Illinois and a Staff Attorney at the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation that provides free civil legal services to low-income persons and senior citizens in 65 counties in central and southern Illinois.

Here is a video that introduces Sheila to Illinois voters.

We wish her well in November.  At least our legislation may be written more clearly! 


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