Young Lawyers Section Lunch with a Judge


Join the Young Lawyers Section for the latest installment of Coffee with a Judgefeaturing Northern District of Illinois Federal Court Judge John F. Kness. The Coffee/Lunch with a Judge series strives to provide young lawyers with the unique opportunity to hear from a member of the bench in an intimate setting.

Date: April 7, 2021
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Location: Zoom (link will be distributed to all registrants)


Click here to register: Free Member Event, No MCLE credit.

About Judge Kness:
John Kness began service as a United States District Judge in the Northern District of Illinois in February 2020. Before assuming his current duties, Judge Kness was the General Counsel of the College of DuPage, where he oversaw all legal matters concerning the College. Before joining the College of DuPage, Judge Kness served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois, with stints in the National Security and Cybercrimes, Narcotics, and General Crimes Sections. Judge Kness also spent several years in private practice as a civil litigator, and shortly after completing law school, Judge Kness served as a law clerk to Judge William H. Pryor Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Judge Kness earned his B.A. and J.D. from Northwestern University. Judge Kness also has experience in law enforcement, having served as a patrol officer for the Oak Park Police Department in Oak Park, Illinois. Before becoming a police officer, Judge Kness was a professional musician and performed with numerous orchestras and other ensembles, as well as on various studio recordings and television commercials.