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Beyond the Bench with Judge Susan Alvarado


Beyond the Bench is a monthly feature to get to know more about judges and justices in the Illinois Courts, beyond their legal duties.

Name: Susan L. Alvarado

Title: Associate Judge

Circuit or Judicial District: 18th Judicial Circuit Court – DuPage County, IL

What is your favorite part about living in the area you work in?

DuPage County has some of the state’s most beautiful nature preserve areas. I enjoy spending time with family and friends on nature hikes.


If you could only eat one food/meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Easy one --- tacos.   Taco Bell hard-shell.  

If you had a whole day where you could do anything you wanted, what would you do?

Developing an itinerary for an overseas trip!

How do you think people describe you?

Happy, fun, bright, energetic.  

How do you take your coffee/tea?

Having been born in the U.K., I’m a proud tea drinker – milk and sugar, of course.