Third Judicial Circuit Court Judge Barbara Crowder was installed as treasurer of the Illinois Judges Association during the annual meeting June 3 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 has been a judge since 1999 and is a past president of the Illinois Judges Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the association that funds 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. Crowder also serves as a chair of the Third Circuit Family Violence Prevention Council and the Third Circuit Pro Bono Committee.
The association also installed other new officers for 2016-17 at the annual meeting. They are: president, Judge Israel A. Desierto, Cook County; First Vice President, Judge John P. Coady (retired), Taylorville, Ill.; Second Vice-President, Judge James E. Snyder, Cook County; Third Vice President, Judge Margaret J. Mullen, Lake County; and Secretary, Judge Diane M. Shelley, Cook County.
For information, visit ija.org.