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Rita Mary Novak

Rita Mary Novak, American Judge, lawyer, bar association executive. Bar: Illinois l978. Member American Bar Association, Appellate Lawyers Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago Council Lawyers, Womens Bar Association.

Background

Novak, Rita Mary was born on December 8, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Robert Joseph and Isabell Ann (Asselin) Novak.

Education

Bachelor, Albion College, 1972. Juris Doctor, DePaul University, 1978. Master of Laws, Columbia University, l98l.

Career

Judicial law clerk to judge, United States District Court for Northern District Illinois, Chicago, l978-80;assistant professor of law, Indiana U. School Law, Indianapolis, l98l-84;assistant attorney general, State of Illinois, Chicago, l984-88;assistant project director, American Bar Association, Chicago, l988-91;assistant attorney general, chief civil appeals division, Circuit Court Cook County, Chicago, Illinois, 1991-1997;judge, Circuit Court Cook County, Chicago, Illinois, since 1997.

Membership

Member American Bar Association, Appellate Lawyers Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago Council Lawyers, Womens Bar Association.