London Pickett

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Land Bank Legal Assistant, City of Peoria Legal Department


Occupation: London Pickett is a legal assistant in the City of Peoria Legal Department for the land bank program. The land bank program is designed to transform vacant properties into opportunities for future homes, businesses and greenspace. Her work involves researching titles, deeds, liens and mortgages. She also assists with demolition and foreclosure legal actions.


Community Involvement: She is a founding member of the Elizabeth Lindsay Davis Club, one of the newest chapters of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs


Education: Bachelor of science, psychology, Howard University; Juris Doctor, Loyola University Chicago School of Law


Three things she’s passionate about: Social justice, mentorship, education


Three favorite hobbies: Reading, yoga, shopping


Career Influence or Inspiration: Three lawyers inspired Ms. Pickett to enter the legal profession,   one real and two television characters: Former First Lady Michelle Obama, a graduate of Harvard Law School; Clair Huxtable, the attorney portrayed by Phylicia Rashad on ‘The Cosby Show’; and Maxine Shaw, who was played by Erika Alexander on ‘Living Single.’


Inspirational quote: “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” Milton Berle

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