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updated: 9/12/2012 5:12 PM

New Lake County judge

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Christen L. Bishop will become Lake County's newest associate judge, Chief Judge Fred Foreman announced Wednesday. Foreman received a call from the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, announcing Bishop had received the majority of votes of the circuit judges to serve as an associate judge. Bishop will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of George Bridges to circuit judge. Bishop became a Lake County assistant state's attorney 1995. During her 17 years in the office, she has tried several serious and complex cases. In the past 11 years as a division chief, she has served as a trial attorney, lecturer, supervisor of attorneys, investigators, counselors and support staff. Foreman will administer the oath of office to Bishop at a public ceremony scheduled Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. in Courtroom C-201 in the main courthouse.

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