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Katz named to State Bar Assn Sexual Orientation, Gender ID Committee
2015-07-01

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Judge Nancy J Katz, an Associate Judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County, has been appointed as a member of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee of the Illinois State Bar Association ( ISBA ). The appointment was made by Umberto S. Davi, of Western Springs, ISBA President for 2015-2016.

The 33,000 member association, with offices in Springfield and Chicago, provides professional services to Illinois lawyers and education and other services to the public.

"Judges who participate in the Illinois State Bar Association take time out to help in the profession and still meet the needs of court litigants. They should be commended for their extra efforts," noted Judge Robert Anderson, President of the Illinois Judges Association. According to Umberto Davi, ISBA President: "These lawyers play a key role in helping the bar association serve its members and the public."

Committees have the responsibility for specific programs and activities in such areas as professional ethics and delivery of legal services. Sections provide continuing education and legislative services to lawyers who practice in a specific area of law. Each section is governed by a council appointed by the state bar president. Judges and non-lawyers also serve on committees and section council.

Judge Katz serves as a member of the board of directors of the Illinois Judges Association and is therefore active in its mission of supporting judicial excellence in a fair and impartial court system in addition to the efforts with ISBA. Judge Katz received her B.A. from Northeastern Illinois University and her J.D. degree from Chicago Kent College of Law in 1983.


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