Pam was a single mother for 19 years and during that time she raised her daughter, Liz, in Mt. Prospect. After Pam left the Cook County State's Attorneys Office and went into private practice, there were many difficult and lean years as she worked on building her practice and shuffling Lizzie to her activities. With much perseverance and the help of family and neighbors they succeeded. Ten days after Liz graduated from Brown University, Pam wed Randy. She understands the difficulties and problems of families in today's society and knows their frustrations and concerns.

Pam grew up in the Albany Park Neighborhood of Chicago and graduated from Roosevelt High School. She attended the University of Wisconsin/Madison and received a B.A. in Spanish and History. Thereafter she enrolled in Middlebury College, Middlebury Vermont and received her M.A. in Ibero-American Studies in 1973. Pam started her career working for Rev. Daniel Alvarez as Assistant Director of Casa Central, a social service agency located in Logan Square serving the Hispanic Community. One of Pam’s duties at Casa Central was to run the Tuesday evening legal clinic which was run in cooperation with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. Pam became fascinated by the law, applied to, was accepted and enrolled in Chicago Kent College of Law.

Pam spent her days clerking for CVLS and her evenings attending law school. She graduated in January of 1978 and was admitted to practice in Illinois and the Federal Bar in May of 1978. Pam started her legal career as an Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney doing Appellate work and then was transferred to represent the People of the State of Illinois in the criminal courts of the Northwest Suburban Cook County. After approximately 3 ½ years Pam left the State’s Attorneys Office and went into private practice, concentrating in family and criminal matters.

She has tried over 1000 cases, civil and criminal in nature. She is one of a select number of attorneys who have been chosen by judges to represent children as either a Child Representative or Guardian Ad Litem in issues of custody and visitation. Pam takes this responsibility very seriously and often works weekends and Sundays visiting the children and protecting their best interests and rights.

For the past 10 years Pam has been a member of the Arlington Heights Sunrise Rotary Club. She has held several positions in that club, including Secretary, Vice President, President Elect and Centennial President. She has lived her life by the Rotary motto “Service Above Self” and constantly works to improve herself and others. She also strives to empower others. Pam is also Chairperson of the District 214 Center for Women. The Women’s Center provides vocational education and English languages classes to immigrant women in order to help them be economically self-sufficient.

The People of the State of Illinois deserve to have a smart, hard working, honest, fair and compassionate person like Pamela E. Loza to work on their behalf. Please vote for Pam for Judge on Tuesday November 4, 2008.