June 23 , 2017
Justice Thomas L. Kilbride and the Illinois Supreme Court have announced that Rock Island County Circuit Clerk Tammy Weikert has been appointed as a non-lawyer member of the Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice (ATJ).
"She has served as a solid and productive volunteer to the Illinois Courts," said Justice Kilbride, who serves as ATJ Commission liaison for the Illinois Supreme Court. "We are thrilled to have someone with her skills and daily courtroom experience on the ATJ Commission."
Weikert was appointed as Circuit Clerk by the Rock Island County Board in 2015, elected as Clerk in 2016 and has worked in the Circuit Clerk's office since 1998.
"I am honored to be asked by Justice Kilbride to be appointed to the Access to Justice Commission," Weikert said. "I have enjoyed sitting on the Court's Guidance and Training subcommittee and find value in the information and training provided across much of the state. I admire the accomplishments made by the ATJ Commission so far and am dedicated to continuing the mission."
The Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice was created by the Illinois Supreme Court in June 2012 to promote, facilitate and enhance equal access to justice with an emphasis on access to the Illinois civil courts and administrative agencies for all people, particularly the poor and vulnerable. The ATJ Commission contains 11 members who represent various parts of the legal system.