Illinois Supreme Court Justice Appoints Leynee Cruz Flores to Judicial Screening Committee

December 13, 2021

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis announced GCT partner Leynee Cruz Flores will join her Judicial Screening Committee to fill key roles within the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Created to identify and assess candidates applying to the Office of Judge of the Circuit Court, the committee aims to select replacements for vacancies created by the retirements of Judge Joan O’Brien and Judge Sharon Sullivan.

The committee is comprised of a diverse group of attorneys and current and former judges. “It is important to have a diverse committee to reflect the community we serve. I welcome the new members and thank them for their service,” Justice Theis said.

As part of the screening committee, Leynee and fellow committee members will review potential candidates’ qualifications for the open positions, gather public input and information about the candidate, interview applicants and report their findings to the Illinois Supreme Court to help inform their decisions.

For more information about the newly appointed Judicial Screening Committee, click here.

Leynee concentrates her practice in all areas of trust and estate administration and litigation. Drawing from her extensive legal experience in both Illinois and Florida, Leynee works to implement creative legal strategies and personalized solutions for each of her clients.

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