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Two New Associate Judges Named In 11th Circuit

McLean County Law and Justice Center
The 11th Circuit has gone through several retirements in recent months.

The Illinois Supreme Court has named two Bloomington attorneys to associate judge positions.

One of them, Scott Kording, currently works for the firm of Meyer Capel. He graduated from Illinois State University and the University of Illinois Law School. 

“It was humbling to receive word of my appointment to the bench. I love the law and have greatly enjoyed the private practice of it. I will certainly miss my clients and law firm colleagues. For this honor and the opportunity to serve the public in a new way, I am sincerely grateful," said Kording.

The second new judge in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit will be Scott Black. Black works for the Illinois attorney general's office. Black attended the University of Illinois.

Black and Kording will replace retiring judges Lee Ann Hill and Dave Butler. 

Chief Circuit Judge Mark Fellheimer said he thanks Hill and Butler for their years of service to the people of the circuit that includes Ford, Livingston, Logan, McLean and Woodford counties. 

"I also welcome Mr. Kording and Mr. Black to the bench. With the breadth and depth of experience that Mr. Kording and Mr. Black bring to the bench, we look forward to their service as judges in our circuit. Both of these individuals are bright, talented and respected. We look forward to serving with them and are confident they will be good servants of the law,” said Fellheimer.

Kording and Black will be sworn in after the formal retirements of Butler and Hill on Dec. 5. The Supreme Court chose them following an application period.

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