Welcome to Illinois Judicial Council

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Illinois Judicial Council is to enhance the image of the judiciary by serving as a collective voice in strong support of its members and encouraging judicial participation in the Cook County Bar Association, National Bar Association and the Judicial Council of the National Bar Association; to serve the community by dispensing scholarships, encouraging the youth of the community in their positive goals, serving as “role models” and as constructive resources for the youth, educating and enlightening the community about the legal process and striving to providing equal access to the courts and to justice.

Our History

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On January 13, 1982, a small group of African-American judges met in Chicago, at the Community Insurance Company, to discuss problems common to black judges.

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Chair’s Corner

Cynthia Y Cobbs

Greetings and Happy New Year!

It’s mid-January, and we are well beyond the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.  The familiar sights and sounds of the most celebrated day of the year are now a near distant memory.  As we settle into a brand new year, I am filled with anticipation and great expectation.  Expectations of making a real and sustained difference in the communities that we serve;

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