A press release from the McHenry County Circuit Court:
JUDGE CHMIEL ELECTED TO JUDGES ASSOCIATION BOARD
(Woodstock, IL) Circuit Judge Michael Chmiel was elected to the Board of Directors of the Illinois Judges Association at the annual meeting held on June 3, 2016 at Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Judge Chmiel will serve a three year term.
There are approximately 50 members of the Board of Directors.
The Illinois Judges Association is composed of 1,250 active and retired Illinois State Court Judges. The IJA provides education and services to its members and information about court operations to the public.
Judge Chmiel has been a circuit judge for eleven years and is a member of various bar associations, including the McHenry County and Illinois State Bar Associations.
Judge Chmiel participates in various community-based organizations and coaches girls fast pitch softball.
The Illinois Judges Association also installed new officers for 2016-17 at the annual meeting. They are: President, Israel A. Desierto, Cook County; 1st Vice-President, Judge (Ret.) John P. Coady, Taylorville, IL; 2nd Vice-President, Judge James E. Snyder, Cook County; 3rd Vice President, Judge Margaret J. Mullen, Lake County; Secretary, Judge Diane M. Shelley, Cook County and Treasurer, Judge Barbara Crowder,
Madison County. For more information about the Illinois Judges Association, see www.ija.org.