Slide Illinois Judicial Council Enhancing the image of the judiciary and improving the quality of life in the community through educational enlightenment as to the manner in which the legal process serves the community.

Our History

History of the IJC

On January 13, 1982, a small group of African-American judges met in Chicago, at the Community Insurance Company, to discuss problems common to black judges. This meeting, called by Judge Charles J. Durham, led to the formation of the Illinois Judicial Council.

Current Officers

  • Hon. Kimberly D. Lewis
  • Hon. Allen P. Walker
    President Elect
  • Hon. Maryam Ahmad
  • Hon. Sheree D. Henry
    Asst. Secretary
  • Hon. Kevin T. Lee
  • Hon. Tyria B. Walton
    Asst. Treasurer
  • Hon. William H. Hooks
  • Hon. Freddrenna M. Lyle
  • Hon. Celestia L Mays
  • Hon. Dominique C. Ross
  • Hon. Steven G. Watkins
    Ex Officio
Illinois Judicial Council
Our Mission

The mission of the Illinois Judicial Council is to enhance the image of the judiciary by serving as a collective voice in strong support of its members and encouraging judicial participation in the Cook County Bar Association…

Latest Events


IJC 41st Annual Installation & Scholarship Ceremony

5:00 pm - 9:00 pmRivers Restaurant

Golf Outing – Join Us For a Par-Tee

12:00 am - 11:59 pmGlenwoodie Golf Club

Judge Arnette Hubbard Day

10:00 am - 2:00 pmRainbow Push Coalition

IJC 40th Annual Installation & Scholarship Ceremony

5:00 pm - 9:00 pmRooftop of “The Vu”

IJC 2022 President’s Reception

5:00 pm - 9:00 pmWild Blossom: Meadery & Winery