Judge Crowder

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder was elected first vice president of the Illinois Judges' Association Foundation for its 2007-08 year at the organization's annual meeting held in Chicago on May 31.

The Illinois Judges Association Foundation (IJAF) is the charitable arm of the Illinois Judges' Association.

The purpose of the Foundation is exclusively charitable and educational. All of its programs are for the benefit of the general public and the members of the IJA.

The Foundation directs programs such as law student summer internships that place minority and economically disadvantaged law students with judges throughout the state and is done in conjunction with the American Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. The Foundation also offers scholarships and participates in other educational and charitable events.

Appellate Justice Mary Jane Theis of Chicago was elected president.

Additional officers elected were second vice president, Judge Jesse Reyes from Chicago, and third vice president Justice Barbara Johnson from Long Grove.

Judge Michael Hyman from Northfield was elected secretary and Judge Stephen Mathers from Galesburg was elected treasurer.

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