Awards

American Bar Association, Judicial Administration Division,

The National Conference of State Trial Judges,

Award of Judicial Excellence, 2000

 

Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago Area,

Award of Appreciation for Diversity Program, 2000

 

The Chicago Center for Conflict Resolution,

Resolution for Support of Alternative Dispute Resolution, 1999

 

The Chicago Bar Association’s Board of Managers,

Resolution for outstanding Leadership of the Circuit Court, 1999

 

Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and the Black Women Lawyers’ Association,

Vision Award, 1999

 

National Association of Women Lawyers,

President’s Award for the Advancement of Women in the Profession, 1998

 

Alliance of Bar Associations for Diversity,

Vanguard Award Commitment to Diversity on the Bench and the Bar, 1998

 

Illinois State Bar Association,

Access to Justice Award, 1997

 

West Suburban Bar Association,

Distinguished Service Award, 1997

 

Cook County Bar Association,

Albert C. Maule Public Service Award, 1997

 

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity,

Judicial Performance Award, 1997

 

The John Marshall Law School Alumni Association,

Freedom Award, 1996

 

American Judicature Society,

Award for Initiatives to Improve the Judicial System, 1996

 

Northwestern University School of Law,

Leadership Award, 1995

 

Illinois State Bar Association,

Board of Governors Award, 1995

 

Illinois Judicial Counsel,

Chairperson’s Special Award, 1995

 

The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois,

Award recognizing Efforts on Behalf of Women in the Judiciary, 1995

 

Celtic Legal Society,

Person of the Year, 1995

 

IVI-IPO,

Bill of Rights Bicentennial Award, 1992

 

Chicago Lawyer,

Person of the Year Award, 1991

 

Illinois task force on Child Support Award ,

Reforms instituted in the collection of child support award in the Circuit Court of Cook County, 1990

 

American Judicature Society,

Herbert Harley Award , Reforms instituted in the First Municipal District, 1989.

 

Cook County Court Watching Project Award ,

outstanding Leadership for Initiating Improvements in the First Municipal District, 1989

 

Women’s Bar Association,

Award for Administrative Leadership , 1986

 

Chicago Crime Commission,

Distinguished Service Award , 1985

 

Chicago Counsel of Lawyers,

Commendation for Administrative Accomplishments in Municipal District One , 1985

 

Cook County Court Watching Project,

Award for Outstanding Leadership in Initiating Innovative Improvements

in the Management of Municipal District One , 1985

 

 

SEMINAR PRESENTATION AND TEACHING

Chicago Bar Association, 1985

  Young lawyers Section-Bench/Bar Relations Committee

  “Observations Regarding Jurors”

 

Chicago Bar Association, 1986

  Young Lawyers Section-Bench/Bar Relations Committee

  “Recent Developments in the First Municipal District”

 

Chicago Bar Association Symposium, 1986

  “Ethical Issues Facing the Legal Community”

 

Illinois Judicial Conference, 1985-1986

  “Judicial Ethics and Conduct”

 

American Bar Association, 1987

  Litigation Section, Products Liability Seminar

  “Consumerism in Closing Arguments” Fall Annual Meeting

 

Illinois Supreme Court New Judges seminar, 1983-1988

  “Trial Practice”

National Conference on Metropolitan Courts, 1989

  “Pre-Bench Judicial Training”

 

American Bar Association, 1989

  National Conference on Judicial Performance Evaluation

 

Chicago Bar Association, 1989

  Circuit Court Committee, “Raising the Jurisdictional Limit of the Law Division”

 

American Bar Association, 1989

  Judiciary Committee, “Judicial Performance Evaluation”

 

American Judicature Society/American Arbitration Association, 1989

  Mediation Training Program, “Ethics of Judicial Mediation”

 

Circuit Court of Cook County, Law Division Judges’ Workshop, 1991

  “Improving the Performance of the Circuit Court of Cook County”

 

Conference of Chief Judges, 1991

 

Chicago Bar Association, 1991

  Continuing Legal Education Seminar,

  “Motion Practice in the Law Division”

 

Chicago Bar Association, 1992

  Civil Practice Committee

 

Chicago Bar Association, 1992

  Young Lawyers Section-Bench/Bar Committee “Experience as a Judge”

 

Chicago Bar Association, 1992

  Young Lawyers Section-Bench/Bar Committee

  “Successful Practice in the Law Division”

 

Chicago Bar Association, 1993

  “Voluntary Mediation”

 

Illinois Supreme Court,

Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinating Committee, 1993

  “Civil Case Mediation Project”

 

Chicago Bar Association, 1993

  Circuit Court Committee

 

Women’s Bar Association, 1993

  Tort Committee

Illinois State Bar Association, 1993

  Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinating Committee

 

Chicago Bar Association, 1993

  Tort Litigation Committee

 

Chicago Bar Association, 1991-1993

  Judiciary Committee

 

Illinois State Bar Association, Tort Litigation Committee, 1985

  “Practice in the Law Division”

 

Cable Television Program “Law Corner”, Northwest Suburban Area, 1995

  “Circuit Court of Cook County”

 

West Suburban Bar Association, 1995

  “Practice in the Law Division”

 

West Suburban Bar Association, 1995

  “Expansion of Suburban Jurisdiction”

 

Society of Trial Lawyers, 1995

  “Practice in the Law Division”

 

Northwest Suburban Bar Association, 1995

  “Expanding Jurisdiction of the Suburban Courts”

 

National Association of Women Lawyers

and Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, 1996

 

Chicago Bar Association, Civil Practice Committee, 1996

 

American Judicature Society, Oak Brook Hills Hotel & Resort, 1996

  “Serving the Public: an Education Module for Court Employees”

 

Cook County Bar Association, 1996

  “New Discovery Rules”

 

Chicago Bar Association, Tort Litigation Committee, 1996

  “Mandatory Arbitration”

 

Chicago Bar Association, Long Range Planning Committee, 1996

  “Court Records”

 

North Suburban Bar Association, 1996

  “Successful Practice in the Law Division”

 

Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, 1997

  Tort Committee

 

Chicago Bar Association, 1997

  Annual Pro Bono Service Awards

 

Chicago Bar Association, 1997

  Civil Practice Committee

 

Circuit Court of Cook County Committee on

Racial, Ethnic and Sexual Orientation Awareness in the Courts, 1998

 

Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee, 1998

  “Remote Electronic Access”

 
 
 
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