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Illinois judges receive recognition and awards


Illinois judges are increasingly being recognized for their dedicated work in courtrooms throughout the state. Here are some of the recent honors received by Illinois judges:

  • Cook County Judges Hon. Maryam and Hon. Carl A. Walker, as well as Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism Executive Director Erika Harold were honored on February 15, 2024, by the Chicago Bar Association as honorees for the Earl B. Dickerson Award at the Dickerson Award Luncheon. The Chicago Bar Association established the Dickerson Award to recognize and honor minority lawyers and judges whose careers at the bar emulate the courage and dedication of Dickerson in making the law the key to justice for all in our society.
  • Former Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court Hon. Rita B. Garman will be honored on April 15, 2024, at the Chicago History Museum as a recipient of the Order of Lincoln, the state’s highest civilian honor for professional achievement and public service.

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