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Associate judges present '7 Reasons to Leave the Party'

SHILOH – Two St. Clair associate circuit court judges running in next year's general election to fill vacancies on the bench recently presented a program to teenagers about the consequences of making poor choices, according to a press release.

Overstreet announces bid for permanent seat at Fifth District

Justice David Overstreet of Mt. Vernon will seek election to the Fifth District Appellate Court for the seat being vacated next year by Justice Richard Goldenhersh, who is retiring.

Illinois Judges Association seeks to help teens stay away from alcohol and drugs with video

BELLEVILLE – St. Clair County Chief Judge Andrew J. Gleeson believes it’s vital to reach teenagers before they end up in his courtroom, and that’s why he is encouraging his fellow judges to promote a new video put out by the Illinois Judges Association (IJA) called “7 Reasons to Leave the Party.”

Retired judge Coady named IJA president

CHICAGO — John Coady, a retired judge from the Fourth Judicial Circuit, was named the 2017-18 president of the Illinois Judges Association.

Crowder selected as Secretary of the Illinois Judges Association

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder was selected to serve as the Secretary of the Illinois Judges Association during the annual meeting on June 2.

Judge Sarah Smith certified as Illinois National Guard’s first military judge under code of military justice

EDWARDSVILLE — Growing up in Edwardsville, Third Judicial Circuit Associate Judge Sarah Smith, a daughter of a lineman and a stay-at-home mom, knew that if she wanted to go college, she would have to figure out a way to pay for it.

Upcoming legal seminar will feature local judges' take on professionalism, ethics

Local judges will headline a "best practices" legal seminar set for May 19 at the Collinsville Doubletree Hotel.

Illinois judge and attorney groups to host annual joint convention

CHICAGO — Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton will speak at an annual lunch gathering of judges and attorneys in the state.

Karmeier sworn-in as Chief Justice of Illinois Supreme Court

SPRINGFIELD – Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier was installed Monday as Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, becoming the state's 120th chief justice. 

Crowder installed as treasurer of IJA for '16-'17 term

Madison County Circuit Court Judge Barbara Crowder started a one-year term as treasurer f the Illinois Judges Association (IJA) following installation of a new slate of officers for 2016-2017 on June 3.