The Illinois Judges Foundation, a relatively new organization, was
established in 2007 by the members of the Illinois Judges Association and
received its 501(c) 3 status at that time. The mission of the organization is
philanthropic in nature and purpose. Its membership is composed of both
current sitting judges and retired judges from the state court level
throughout the State of Illinois.
The Illinois Judges Foundation, the charitable arm of the Illinois Judges
Association, funds educational, civic, and scholarship projects that
benefit youth and law students, and encourages judicial participation in
these endeavors, to advance the rule of law, the legal profession, and the
administration of justice.
Presently, the IJF funds the following initiatives:
"7 Reasons to Leave the Party" -- an award-winning program in
which Illinois judges talk to students about the legal and personal
consequences of drinking and driving.
"Page it Forward Reading Program" -- program that gets books to
school age students in need.
Judge Harold Sullivan $5,000 annual scholarship award to one
of the nine Illinois law schools.
American Bar Association's Judicial Intern Opportunity
Program -- a summer judicial internship program comprised of first-
or second-year minority or financially disadvantaged law students;
In keeping with the mission of the Foundation, other initiatives that could
be considered for funding in the future include:
· Projects around the state to assist the poor and under-represented
better understand court proceedings, make informed decisions, find help,
and present their cases in court;
· Programs that mentor or teach children and young adults about the
legal system and the role of judges and lawyers within it.
Illinois Judges Foundation321 South Plymouth CourtChicago, Illinois 60604(312) email@example.com
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