Carina M. C. Segalini
Carina Segalini is a Court Administrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County, where she develops and oversees court-based programs that bring legal aid and mediation to self-represented litigants to improve access to justice. Carina currently works on the Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program and the Early Resolution Program (Evictions and Consumer Debt). Carina also previously piloted the Remote Video Proceedings Program in 2019, which allowed the court to transition to remote proceedings easily at the start of the pandemic. Carina is the 2023 recipient of the Justice Thomas L. Kilbride Public Service Award for her work with the court and access to justice programs.
Before returning to the Circuit Court in her current capacity, Carina practiced law at Polsinelli, P.C. (Chicago Office) in the areas of commercial and business litigation, commercial foreclosures, and bankruptcy. Prior to entering private practice, Carina served as a judicial law clerk and staff attorney for Presiding Judge Dorothy Kirie Kinnaird in the Circuit Court of Cook County and as an extern for United States District Judge William J. Hibbler. Carina is experienced in insurance coverage litigation, business litigation, bankruptcy, mortgage foreclosure litigation, mechanics liens matters, and class actions. Her work has included a wide range of equitable remedy cases including preliminary injunctions, permanent injunctions, temporary restraining orders, declaratory judgments, actions to quiet title, accountings, specific performance, equitable liens and administrative reviews. Carina has also been trained as a mediator through the Center for Conflict Resolution.
During law school, Carina served as the Managing Editor of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal. In that position, Carina guided junior members on proper citation, research, writing and editing techniques for legal writing.
BA, Carleton College, 1998
JD, Loyola University Chicago, 2005
Professional & Community Affiliations
Circuit Court of Cook County