Appellate Judge Shelvin Louise Marie Hall
First District, 5th Division
Shelvin Louise Marie Hall was born on June 15, 1948. She is a graduate of Hampton University, Hampton, VA, and Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA. She then went into private practice for six years in Houston, TX. In 1980, she went to Washington, DC, as Legislative Director to the late U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland. In 1982, she became a senior attorney with the Illinois Department of Human Rights and subsequently became General Counsel on 1984. On Jan. 11, 1991, she was appointed as a Circuit Court Judge of Cook County, and was elected in November 1992. She served in the Domestic Relations and Law Divisions of the Circuit Court. She also serves on the Education and Executive Committees of the Supreme Court's Illinois Judicial Conference. On Feb. 2, 1999, she was assigned as an Appellate Court
Judge and elected Appellate Court Judge in 2000. Judge Hall is chairperson of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Association, a national organization for this country's 1,500 African-American judges and former chair of the Illinois Judicial Council.