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Kendall; Virginia M.

Room: 2378
U.S. Courthouse

Telephone: 312-435-5692
Court: U.S. District Court
Division: Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division at Chicago
Mailing Address: 
219 South Dearborn Street
Chicago IL 60604

Professional Experience: Kendall has been an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law since 1993 and an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law since 2006.

Legal Experience: From 1995–06, Kendall served as a federal prosecutor in the Office of the U.S. Attorney in Chicago. She was the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, the Project Safe Neighborhoods Program Coordinator and the Child Exploitation Coordinator. After graduating from law school, she clerked for the Hon. George M. Marovich (1992-95).

Judicial Experience: Kendall filled a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois effective January 2006. She succeeded Judge Suzanne B. Conlon who took senior status in 2004.

Publications: Speaker, ''Internet Child Exploitation,'' Federal Bar Association, 2004; speaker, ''Preserving the Record on Appeal,'' Chicago Bar Association, 2006; speaker, ''Federal Firearms Laws,'' American Bar Association, 2006; panelist, ''Post-Discovery Issues,'' Tips of the Trade: A Federal Civil Practice Primer 2008, ISBA Law Ed seminar; speaker, Litigation Skills 2: Pre-Trial, Trial, & the Jury, Law Bulletin Seminar, 2009; speaker on the Kenyan legal system, CBA International & Foreign Law Committee meeting, 2009; panelist, Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association monthly luncheon, 2010; speaker, Northern Illinois University Law Review Symposium on Human Trafficking, 2011; speaker, ''Perfecting Federal Civil Litigation,'' CBA Seminar, 2012; speaker, ''Raising Awareness: The Hidden Epidemic of Child Trafficking in the United States,'' Loyola University Chicago forum, 2012; moderator, ''Civility and Objections at Depositions,'' Chapman and Cutler LLP/American Bar Association Litigation Section pretrial practice and discovery subcommittee, 2012; speaker, ''Human Trafficking: A Growing International and Domestic Criminal Enterprise,'' Loyola University Chicago School of Law conference, 2013; speaker, ''The Global Fight Against Human Trafficking,'' CBA Seminar, 2013; panelist, ''Movies on Trial'' review of A Civil Action, Schopf & Weiss LLP; panelist, ''Human Trafficking: How We Can Make A Difference,'' National Association of Women Judges and the American Bar Association's Trafficking Task Force, 2013.
 Author, ''Greasing the Palm: An Argument for an Increased Focus on Public Corruption in the Fight Against International Human Trafficking,'' 44 Cornell Int'l L.J. 33 (2011); co-author (with T. Markus Funk), ''Child Exploitation and Trafficking: Examining the Global Challenges and U.S. Responses,'' Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc. (2012).

Awards: 1998, FBI Director's Letter of Recognition (for serving in the first Internet kidnapping case in the nation); 2004, Chicago Crime Commission Star of Distinction Award; 2005, St. Robert Bellarmine Award, Loyola University Chicago; 2008, Visionary Award, Rape Victims Advocates; 2010, Women and Gender Rights Leadership Award, DePaul University College of Law.

Organizations: Chicago Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Women's Bar Association.

Born: January 25, 1962

 Law School: Loyola University School of Law, 1992, J.D.
 Undergraduate: Northwestern University, 1984, B.A., Major: English
 Graduate: Northwestern University, 1987, M.A.

Other Information:
 Hobbies: bird-watching and taking photographs of birds and wildlife.

Admitted to Bar: 1993 IL