Judge since: 2010
Schleifer has previously worked in the traffic court, evictions court, and parentage court. Prior to serving as a judge, she was a private attorney for 31 years, concentrating on general civil litigation and family law.
Bar Association ratings
This year: The CCL and CBA rated her as qualified. The ISBA did not recommend Schleifer, saying that some attorneys found her "outstanding" while others reported "she either does not know the current law or does not apply it properly."
Past: Schleifer was rated positively, including “well qualified” by the CCL, by major bar groups when she ran for judge in 2012.
Notable: Schleifer was involved in the amendment, implementation, and drafting of several Illinois family laws, such as the Parentage Act of 1984 and the Adoption Reform Act.