Third Judicial Circuit Court Judge Barbara Crowder was installed as Treasurer of the Illinois Judges Association during the annual meeting in June at Chicago-Kent College of Law, in Chicago.
The association, which represents 1,250 active and retired Illinois state court judges, was founded in 1972 to provide services, support, and education to its member judges and raise public understanding of the Illinois judicial system.
Crowder (left) has been a judge since 1999 and is a past president of the Illinois Judges Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the IJA which funds many of the IJA projects such as Courtroom in the Classroom and 7 Reasons to Leave the Party Early, both targeted at middle school and high school students.
Crowder is secretary of the Illinois State Bar Association Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council and is a past chair of the ISBA Bench and Bar Section Council, the ISBA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, and the Family Law Section Council. Besides her membership in the IJA and ISBA, she is a member of the Madison County Bar Association. She also serves as a Chair of the 3rd Circuit Family Violence Prevention Council and the 3rd Circuit Pro Bono Committee.
The Illinois Judges Association also installed other new officers for 2016-17 at the annual meeting. They are: President, Judge Israel A. Desierto, Cook County; 1st Vice President, Judge John P. Coady (retired), Taylorville, IL; 2nd Vice President, Judge James E. Snyder, Cook County; 3rd Vice President, Judge Margaret J. Mullen, Lake County; and Secretary, Judge Diane M. Shelley, Cook County.
— From the Illinois Business Journal