Third Judicial Circuit Associate Judge Veronica Armouti was elected to the board of directors of the Illinois Judges Association at the annual meeting held on May 29. There are approximately 50 members of the board.
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.
Armouti was appointed to the 3rd Judicial Circuit as an associate judge in August 2019, assigned to the Family Division, and is a member of the Illinois and Missouri Bar Associations. Armouti also received the Dr. King Humanitarian Award from the New Shining Light Church, a key to the City of Madison, and a key to the city of Venice earlier this year.
The Illinois Judges Association will also install other new officers for 2020-21 at the annual meeting. They are: President, Judge Diane M. Shelley; 1st Vice President, Judge Barbara Crowder, retired judge, Madison County; 2nd Vice President, Justice Eileen O’Neill Burke, 1st Appellate District; 3rd Vice President, Justice David Overstreet, 5th Appellate District; Secretary, Judge Mary Colleen Roberts, Cook County and Treasurer, Judge Elizabeth Rochford, Lake County.
For more information about the Illinois Judges Association, see www.ija.org.