ISBA's Joyce Williams to receive Chairperson's Award
Judges Diane M. Shelley and Leonard Murray
Cook County Judge Diane M. Shelley
will be installed as chair of the Illinois Judicial Council at the organization’s 29th annual Installation and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, July 16, at the historic Parkway Ballroom, 45th and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, in Chicago. Chicago television anchor Diann Burns
will act as Mistress of Ceremonies, and Cook County Circuit Court Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans
will handle the swearing-in of new officers.
Judge Shelley will succeed Judge Leonard Murray
as Chair of the Council. Founded in 1982, the Illinois Judicial Council addresses problems common to black judges in Illinois and strives to enhance the image of the judiciary by serving as a collective voice in strong support of its members.
This year’s ceremony will feature a tribute to the founders of the Council, including current members Judge Everette A. Braden
(Ret.); Judges Sophia Hall
; Blanche Manning
; and, Judge Albert S. Porter
Justice Marcus R. Salone
of the Illinois Appellate Court First District will receive the Kenneth E.