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Illinois Appellate Court Clerks & Contact Information

Steven M. Ravid Thomas D. Palella
First District Appellate Court

Robert J. Mangan Robert J. Mangan
Second District Appellate Court

Robert J. Mangan was born on January 14, 1952, in Evergreen Park and was educated at John Carroll University and John Marshall Law School. As a civil litigation attorney, he practiced in Cook and DuPage Counties for the past 24 years. In February, 2002, Mr. Mangan was appointed as Clerk of the Court. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Wheaton with their four children.
Barbara Trumbo Barbara Trumbo
Third District Appellate Court

Barbara Trumbo was born on December 31, 1958, in Ottawa, Illinois. She began her career with the Third District Appellate Court in 1979. On April 22, 2014, after 35 years as an employee of the Court; the last 11 as the Chief Deputy Clerk,  she was selected to replace the retiring clerk. She and her husband Tim, live in Ottawa with their three children.

Carla Bender

Carla Bender
Fourth District Appellate Court

Carla Bender was born December 27,1959 in Lincoln, Illinois. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies and Master of Arts in Communication from the University of Illinois. Prior to being elected Clerk of the Circuit Court in Logan County in 1992, she was a Probation officer and later a Field Coordinator in the Probation Division of the Administrative Office of Illinois Courts. Ms. Bender served four terms as Circuit Court Clerk in Logan County until she was appointed Clerk of the Fourth District Appellate Court during the first year of her fifth term in 2009. She and her husband have two children.

John J. Flood

John J. Flood
Fifth District Appellate Court

John J. Flood was born in Chicago in 1953 and educated at Eastern Illinois University (B.A.) and Southern Illinois University (J.D.). After law school, he was in private practice for six years before joining the Fifth District Appellate Court in 1984, where he served as a staff attorney for 25 years. In July 2009, he was appointed Clerk of the Court. He and his wife, Joan, have three children.



1st District Appellate
Clerk's Office

160 North LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 793-5484
Office Hours: 8:30 - 4:30

2nd District Appellate
Clerk's Office

Appellate Court Building
55 Symphony Way
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 695-3750
Office Hours: 8:30 - 4:30

3rd District Appellate
Clerk's Office
1004 Columbus Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
(815) 434-5050
Office Hours: 8:30 - 4:30

4th District Appellate
Clerk's Office
201 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 782-2586
Office Hours: 8:30 - 4:30

5th District Appellate
Clerk's Office
14th & Main Street
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 242-3120
Office Hours: 8:30 - 4:30