The Diocese of Springfield has hired Glen Carbon attorney James Bock Jr. as the new director of the Office for Legal Services and Policy Development.
“I am honored to be working with the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, and I thank Bishop Thomas Paprocki and the faithful of the diocese for this opportunity,” Bock said. “I hope to rely on my varied legal, educational, and personal experience to advise and support the diocese in its mission, a mission to which I am fully committed.”
Bock will work as legal adviser for Paprocki and others of the diocesan Curia in routine diocesan matters of civil law.
Bock received his bachelor’s degree in non-profit administration from Lindenwood University and his law degree from Ave Maria School of Law where he graduated magna cum laude in 2012.
The Diocese of Springfield is comprised of 129 parishes, 38 elementary schools, seven secondary schools and 90 Catholic cemeteries. It serves nearly 126,000 people.