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Northwest Suburban Bar Association
Judges' Night 2018

The Honorable Lauren Gottainer-Edidin is the recipient of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association’s 2018 Public Service Award. Judge Edidin’s commitment to public service made her an easy and natural choice for recognition by our organization. Judge Edidin grew up locally, and is a graduate of the University of Illinois and DePaul University Law School. She knew early on that she wanted to be a lawyer, practicing criminal law and serving the public. She has worked in the State’s Attorney’s office, in private practice and served as a village prosecutor. Judge Ediden presides over a felony courtroom in Skokie. Additionally, she is in charge of mental health court, serves on a Supreme Court committee whose task is to help solve legal problems with people with mental illnesses including people with dual diagnoses, and is the current President of the Jewish Judges Association. She is a former president of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association. Judge Edidin is grateful to her mentor, Attorney Ernest Blomquist. Like Ernie Blomquist, she enjoys mentoring. She is ever ready to provide guidance to young people who are interested in the law. Judge Edidin says it is an honor to be a judge, and she is always cognizant of the importance of her job. She always strives to show respect for litigants and lawyers, and believes that if she is respectful, others will be respectful. She says it is important for her to give back, and never forgets the importance of her role in our legal system. She is married to an attorney, has two adult children and two puppies. Ms. Jessica Kaminski, a law student at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, is the recipient of the 2018 Hon. Timothy C. Evans Scholarship and will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship presented by the Northwest Suburban Bar Association Foundation.


Time:5:00 PM - 11:45 PM

Location:Victoria Events
6600 N. Mannheim Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

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