The Illinois Judges Association consists of over 1250 current and retired judges. The Association supports judicial excellence and professional development and judicial education, fosters public confidence in an independent judiciary, works to preserve the independence of the judiciary by  educating the public and students, and promotes a diverse judiciary that administers justice in a fair and impartial court system.



President Eileen Burke and 2nd VP Mary Colleen Roberts give updates on IJA happenings.

Membership Benefits


All benefits are available to members, regardless if the judge is “sitting” or retired

Benefits offered by IJA:

  • Participates with ISBA and CBA in the Illinois Judicial Ethics Committee answering any state judge’s ethics questions, and publishing written IJEC Ethics Opinions at
  • Disseminates vital information for judges
  • Maintains the IJA website at, with a public access area and a members’ only access
  • Serves as the voice of Illinois judges to the media
  • Health Insurance Consultant (includes Medicare Advantage) at no cost to members and survivor

 Click here to read more: IJA Benefits of Membership


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