On the Bar with the Kane County Bar Association

The Kane County Bar Association has a podcast!

On the Bar with the Kane County Bar Association is a behind the scenes look into the legal community with current KCBA President Emily Rapp. The first series of podcast episodes will feature interviews with judges from the 16th Circuit Courts. This five part series launches on Monday, May 23, 2022 and a new episode will be available every Monday for 5 weeks. Future series are in the works and will be announced.

Find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Anchor.

Episode #4 – On the Bar with Judge Betsy Flood

KCBA President Emily Rapp sits down with Judge Elizabeth “Betsy” Flood in the fourth episode of a five part series interviewing judges of Kane County. Judge Flood discusses her current role as a circuit judge in the family division and moving into the criminal division. Enjoy this conversation about her experiences as a prosecutor and litigator, pet peeves in the courtroom and how she got into the profession. She also shares her favorite authors, including Fredrik Backman, and a little about her life outside the courtroom. Listen in for all this and more.

 

Elizabeth Flood is a graduate of Larkin High School in Elgin.  She received degrees in both Finance and Law at the University of Illinois.  She worked at the the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office for seventeen years in both the criminal and civil divisions, before being appointed as an Associate Judge in 2013.  In October of 2019, the Illinois Supreme Court appointed Judge Flood to Circuit Judge, and she was the fifth female in Kane County to be elected Circuit Judge in 2020.  As a judge, she has presided over Traffic/Misdemeanor, Family, and Criminal Felony courtrooms, and served as the Presiding Judge of the Family Division.

 

Listen to Episode #4 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Anchor.

Episode #3 – On the Bar with Judge Bradley David

KCBA President Emily Rapp sits down with Judge Bradley David of the 16th Circuit Court in the third episode of a five part series interviewing judges of Kane County. Enjoy this conversation about family and divorce court divisions, Judge David’s appointment to the bench in 2019 and what it’s like to be a new judge. Judge David also talks about how he got into the profession, his hobbies and family life. Listen in for all this and more.

 

Judge Bradley David was appointed to the position of Associate Judge in 2019.  Since being appointed to the bench, he has previously served in Traffic/Misdemeanor and Family Court and currently sits in Divorce Court.  Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge David was in private practice and took on a variety of roles at David & Associates.  David is a graduate of Dundee-Crown High School, the University of Illinois and Northern Illinois University School of Law.

 

Listen to Episode #3 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Anchor.

Episode #2 – On the Bar with Judge Mark Pheanis

KCBA President Emily Rapp sits down with Judge Mark Pheanis of the 16th Circuit Court in the second episode of a five part series interviewing judges of Kane County. Enjoy this conversation about divisions of the court, background of civil law and courtroom pet peeves. Judge Pheanis also talks about how he ended up in the profession of law, his cool hobbies & collections and fun fact: he is in a band! Listen in for all this and more.

 

Listen to Episode #2 on Apple PodcastsSpotify and Anchor.

Episode #1 – On the Bar with Chief Judge Clint Hull 

KCBA President Emily Rapp sits down with Chief Judge Clint Hull of the 16th Circuit Court in the first episode of a five part series interviewing judges of Kane County. Enjoy this conversation about how the courts are set up, judges are selected or elected and the responsibilities of the Chief Judge. Chief Judge Hull also talks about his career highlights and beginnings, his current hobbies and interests and what it means to be the Chief Judge of the 16th Circuit.

 

The Honorable Clint Hull is the current Chief Judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit. Judge Hull was appointed to the position of Associate Judge in March of 2009.  He presided over various courtrooms including Traffic/Misdemeanor, Juvenile Delinquency and Criminal Felony including the Treatment Alternative Court. The Illinois Supreme Court appointed Hull to Circuit Judge September 1, 2016. He was later elected as Circuit Judge of the 16th  Judicial Circuit in November of 2018.

Hull is a graduate of St. Charles High School, the University of Illinois and DePaul University School of Law.

 

Listen to Episode #1 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Anchor.