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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President’s Corner

It is with great honor that I accept the privilege bestowed upon me to serve as the 38th president of the Illinois Judicial Council.

I stand on the shoulders of many strong men and women who served before me. I want to thank the members of the organization for trusting in me to lead us forward. I want to thank the Installation committee (formerly known as the banquet committee due to COVID) for all of its hard work putting on this program.

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