Lambda Legal Lawyer Patricia Logue Appointed to Illinois Bench
(Chicago, March 8, 2007) — Patricia M. Logue, Director of Constitutional Litigation at Lambda Legal was named an Associate Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County; she will be sworn in April 11th.
“I’m honored to have been selected to join the ranks of Illinois trial judges and to have the opportunity to continue a career of public service, ” said Logue.
Logue, who received high marks in evaluations by numerous bar associations, was one of 31new judges selected by sitting Cook County circuit judges out of a pool of 242 candidates, including 62 finalists.
“Pat’s contributions to upholding the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV-positive people, and all people, are immense,” said Kevin Cathcart, Executive Director of Lambda Legal. “Illinois residents are lucky to have such an intelligent and hardworking judge with a deep sense of justice and fairness.”
Logue’s 14 years on staff at Lambda Legal began with opening Lambda Legal’s Midwestern Regional Office in Chicago in 1993 as Managing Attorney and heading all operations there for five years. She also has served in the national posts of Interim Legal Director and Senior Counsel as well as her current position. Prior to joining the staff, Logue served on Lambda Legal’s Board of Directors for five years.
Logue has worked on a wide variety of state and federal matters including extensive constitutional litigation and an expansive family law docket. Logue’s work has included many high profile U.S Supreme Court cases. For example, she served as one of the lead attorneys in the Lawrence v. Texas case, a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down all remaining sodomy laws across the country; Logue shaped legal arguments in Lambda Legal’s friend-of-the-court brief in Troxel v. Granville, a U.S. Supreme Court due process decision that generally preserved the rights of biological parents to decide who may have contact with their children but not so strictly as to separate children from another parental figure, such as a lesbian or gay nonbiological parent. Logue also helped win, for Wisconsin teenager Jamie Nabozny, the first federal appellate case guaranteeing lesbian and gay students equal protection from harassment and violence in public schools, and has guided numerous precedent-setting family and adoption law matters across the country.
Lisa Hardaway 212-809-8585 ext.266; email: [email protected]
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