Rockford lawyer brings ‘distinctive interpersonal expertise’ to the bench

Rockford lawyer brings ‘distinctive interpersonal expertise’ to the bench

Rockford lawyer brings ‘distinctive interpersonal expertise’ to the bench

ROCKFORD — Watching cartoons in mattress was and nonetheless is the treatment for numerous children when they’re sick and out of faculty.

Not so for Tamika Walker.

“When you’re residence sick from college, it’s important to watch what the adults are watching,” she mentioned. “So I watched ‘The Individuals’s Court docket.’

“I noticed what the choose was doing, and I used to be like, ‘I need to do this.’ So, after I discovered you needed to be a lawyer first, I made a decision I wished to be a lawyer. And I simply began taking steps very early in my life to steer me towards that aim.”

Thanks in no small option to Choose Joseph Wapner and ‘The Individuals’s Court docket’ — the primary in an extended line of actuality TV courtroom exhibits — Walker’s childhood aim of turning into a choose will quickly come to fruition. She is going to take her oath of workplace Wednesday as the subsequent affiliate choose of the seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court docket.