SRS Presenter Bio

Lorna Propes

Lorna Propes

Hon. Lorna Propes is a judge on the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. She is a published expert and lecturer on trial advocacy and the use of technology in the courtroom, including teaching with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and other state and national organizations. Judge Propes served as a prosecutor in the Cook County State's Attorney's office for five years, where she became one of the first women in Illinois to prosecute major felony cases. Over her three decades in both public service and private practice, she has participated in nearly 100 jury trials.