ʻO Prairie State Legal Services, Inc., he keʻena loio waiwai ʻole e hāʻawi ana i nā lawelawe kānāwai kīwila manuahi i nā poʻe ʻelemakule a me nā poʻe haʻahaʻa ma ka ʻākau a me waena o Illinois, ua kapa ʻia ʻo Denise E. Conklin, ka loio hoʻokele o kāna keʻena Peoria/Galesburg, ʻo ia kona inoa. Luna Hooko hou.

E lanakila ʻo Conklin i ka Luna Hoʻokele Interim ʻo Linda Rothnagel a me ka Luna Hoʻokele lōʻihi ʻo Mike O'Connor, ka mea i haʻalele i ka hui ma Malaki 1, ma hope o kona hoʻolaha ʻana i kona haʻalele ʻana i ka hopena o ʻAukake 2021. E noho ʻo Conklin i ke keʻena ma ʻApelila 1.

"Ua hauʻoli mākou i ka hoʻokipa ʻana iā Denise i ko mākou Luna Hoʻokele hou," wahi a Steven Greeley, Pelekikena o Prairie State Legal Services Board of Directors. “Ua paʻa maikaʻi ka manaʻo o Denise i nā lawelawe kānāwai kiʻekiʻe a me Prairie State. Ua noʻonoʻo pono ʻo ia i kāna ʻike no ka wā e hiki mai ana, me ka hoʻonui ʻana i ka hoʻopiʻi hopena a me ka nānā ʻana i ka hoʻolālā hoʻonohonoho e neʻe i mua a mahalo i nā ala kūleʻa i hoʻokomo ai i ka mokuʻāina ʻo Prairie i ke kūlana nui i kēia lā.

Ua hoʻomaka ʻo Conklin i kāna ʻoihana ma Prairie State ma ke ʻano he loio manawaleʻa ma ke keʻena ʻo Peoria ma 2004 a lilo ʻo ia i loio limahana ma 2007. Ma hope mai ua lilo ʻo Denise i loio hoʻokele ma 2009. Ma mua o kona komo ʻana i Prairie State, ua hana ʻo Conklin ma ke ʻano he hoa nui ma ka Litigation Department of ke keʻena loio ʻo Katten Muchin Rosenman ma Chicago, IL. Ua kālele kāna hana ma Prairie State i nā ʻano āpau o ke kānāwai ʻilihune, me ke kānāwai ʻohana, nā pōmaikaʻi aupuni, nā kānāwai hoʻonaʻauao, nā hoʻopaʻa palapala kalaima, a me ke kānāwai hale.

"Hoʻohanohano wau, a mahalo i ka Papa no ka manawa kūpono e lawelawe ma kēia kūlana hou a alakaʻi i kēia hui nui," wahi a Conklin. "Haʻaheo loa au i nā mea a pau a Prairie State i hoʻokō a hauʻoli no ka wā e hiki mai ana!"

Ua puka 'o Conklin i ka Magna Cum Laude me ke kēkelē Kauka Juris mai ke Kulanui o ke Kulanui o Ilinoi ma 1997. Ua loa'a iā ia kāna Bachelor of Arts in English Literature mai ke Kulanui o Illinois Urbana-Champaign i ka makahiki 1994.