Bethany Krajelis Jun. 13, 2013, 1:18pm

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder has been elected to the board of directors for two judicial organizations, the chief judge’s office announced Thursday.

In a new release, Chief Judge Dave Hylla’s office said the Illinois Judges Association (IJA) and the Illinois Judges Foundation (IJF) this month elected Crowder to their boards.

Crowder will serve a three-year term on the IJA’s board of directors, which will mark her fourth election to the board, according to the release.

The IJA is made up of about 1,250 active and retired state judges and provides education and other services to its members and the public. The IJF is a charitable organization that funds legal-related programs and provides scholarships to law students.

The IJF also offers high school programs, such as “7 Reasons to Leave the party Early” and “Courtroom in the Classroom,” both of which the release notes Crowder has presented in Madison County schools.

Crowder, a judge since 1999, was elected to both boards at the groups’ annual meetings this month.

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