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JESSICA ARONG O'BRIEN

FORMER CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE OF COOK COUNTY

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As a young Filipina immigrant who arrived in this country in 1995, Jessica Arong was determined to live the American dream. Raised by her grandmother and other community members, she decided to pursue a career in the field of law. 


After receiving her law degree from John Marshall Law School, she went on to work for the Circuit Court System of Cook County. For several years, she worked tirelessly on behalf of those in need. 


In 2012, she was appointed as a Circuit Court Judge in Cook County. A few years later, she went on to serve as the first Filipina president of the 

Women's Bar Association of Illinois. 


Jessica presided over hundreds of cases, traveled the globe, interviewed Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg, former Associate Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and impacted countless of young law students. 


In 2018, Jessica resigned from her post after she was indicted on charges that she committed bank fraud and mail fraud before becoming a judge. While Jessica is looking to pursue justice, she knows there are thousands of other individuals who are going through the same ordeal so she created this site to be a resource for anyone looking to pursue justice. 

 

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