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Arlander Keys

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Arlander Keys
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Title:   Former Magistrate Judge
Active:   02/21/1995 - 10/31/2009
Personal History
Undergraduate:   DePaul University, 1972
Law School:   DePaul University Law School, 1975

Arlander Keys was a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He was appointed to this position on February 21, 1995 and was reappointed on February 20, 2003.[1] He retired from the bench on October 31, 2009.[2]

Keys was recalled to service after his retirement in October 2009. He retired from the Northern District of Illinois on May 30, 2014.[3][4]


Judge Keys received his B.A. degree from DePaul University in 1972 and his J.D. degree from DePaul's College of Law in 1975.[1]


Judge Keys began his career in 1975 as a trial attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago. He then joined the Federal Labor Relations Authority as a Chicago regional attorney in 1980. From 1986 to January of 1995, Keys was an Administrative Law Judge for the Department of Health and Human Services (Office of Hearings and Appeals, Social Security Administration). He was the Chief Administrative Law Judge from 1988 until 2003, when Keys became a Magistrate Judge.[1]

Pathways to the bench

Judge Keys was featured in the U.S. Courts "Pathways to the Bench" education program.

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