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Judicial Conference of Illinois


The Judicial Conference of Illinois, consisting of eighty-two judges, is responsible for suggesting improvements in the administration of justice in Illinois. The Executive Committee, composed of the chief justice and fourteen members of the Judicial Conference, reviews recommendations of the various committees and makes recommendations to the Supreme Court, resolves questions of committee jurisdiction, acts on behalf of the Judicial Conference between annual meetings, and performs other duties delegated by the Supreme Court. The Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts serves as Secretary of the Conference.


Judicial Conference Committees - 2016

Executive Committee
Chief Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier, Illinois Supreme Court, Chair

Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinating Committee
Hon. Mark S. Goodwin, Fifth Judicial Circuit, Chair

Civil Justice Committee
Judge Dinah J. Archambeault and Judge Barbara N. Petrungaro, Co-Chairs

Criminal Justice Committee
Judge William H. Hooks, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chair

Committee on Education
Judge Thomas M. Donnelly, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chair

Committee on Strategic Planning
Judge S. Gene Schwarm (ret.), Chair

Study Committee on Juvenile Justice
Judge Jennifer H. Bauknecht, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Chair

Judicial Conference Annual Reports Available


Judicial Conference Reports prior to 2002 are available upon request as supply lasts.