After a brief search, the spot of Associate Judge in the Third Judicial Circuit has been filled. Associate Judge Kyle Napp was elected circuit judge in November, so a call was put out to find a replacement. Several qualified candidates applied, but the man chosen for the job is Neil Schroeder.
Chief Judge Ann Callis feels confident in his selection.
Schroeder earned his Law Degree from SIU-Carbondale in 1993, and has been an Assistant State's Attorney ever since. From 1994 - 1998, he served in Montgomery County, at which time he moved Madison County, serving in the same role from 1998 until his new appointment. Schroeder is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Capital Litigation Trial Bar - Lead Counsel. The Third Judicial Circuit serves Madison and Bond Counties.