Third District Appellate Court Justice Joseph P. Hettel was elected to the Board of Directors of the Illinois Judges Association at the annual meeting held on June 2, 2023, at Chicago-Kent College of Law. There are approximately 50 members of the Board of Directors.
The Illinois Judges Association is composed of 1,250 active and retired Illinois State Court Judges. The IJA provides education and services to its members and information about court operations to the public.
Justice Joseph P. Hettel has been a judge for 17 years and is a member of the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Evidence and Secretary of the Illinois Judges Foundation. Justice Hettel is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Du Page, Will and LaSalle County Bar Associations.
The Illinois Judges Association also installed new officers for 2023-24 at the annual meeting. They are: President, Justice David Overstreet, Il Supreme Court; 1st Vice President, Judge Mary Colleen Roberts, Cook County; 2nd Vice President, Justice Elizabeth Rochford, Il Supreme Court; 3rd Vice President, Judge Patrice Ball Reed, Cook County; Secretary, Judge Julie Katz, St. Clair County and Treasurer, Judge Patricia O’Brien Sheahan, Cook County. For more information about the Illinois Judges Association, seewww.ija.org.