St. Clair County Associate Judge Patricia Kievlan is expected to return to work next week after spending roughly one month out sick.

Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson said Tuesday that he anticipates Kievlan to return Feb. 1. So far, she has been out for about three weeks, he said.

Kievlan presides over the family docket. Gleeson said the remaining associate and circuit judges have helped cover the docket as needed.

Kievlan was appointed associate judge in May 2013 and was retained in 2015.

Her current term of office began July 1, 2015, and will run until June 30, 2019.

Just before she was retained, Kievlan earned a 91.60 rating in the “meets requirements of office” category in the 2015 judicial evaluation poll conducted by the Illinois State Bar Association.

Prior to her appointment to the bench, Kievlan worked as an attorney with Pessin, Baird and Wells in Belleville.

She received her undergraduate degree in 1979 from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan. She received her M.S.W. in 1980 and her juris doctor in 1995 from St. Louis University in St. Louis.

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