JUDGES NIGHT 2022

Thanks to everyone for making our annual Judge’s Night a resounding success again! After a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Judge’s Night returned on June 9th with a sell-out crowd. Approximately 350 Judges and Greek attorneys and philhellenes attended the National Hellenic Museum to enjoy each other’s company and honor our award winners.

The night belonged to Justice Mary K. Rochford of the Illinois Appellate Court First District who was honored with the Socrates Dikastes Award… 

 

SOCRATES DIKASTES AWARD

The HBA would like to congratulate our Socrates Dikastes Award recipients.
The Socrates Dikastes Award is given annually at Judge’s Night to the judge who best exemplifies the principles pertinent to the bench as identified by the great Greek philosopher, Socrates. In his words, “Four things belong to a judge: to hear courteously, to answer wisely, to consider soberly and to decide impartially.”

Justice Mary K. Rochford (2022)

Illinois Appellate Court, First District 

Judge Ruben Castillo (2019)

Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Judge Charles P. Kocoras (2018)

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Judge Timothy C. Evans (2017)

Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County

Justice Mary Jane Theis (2016)

Supreme Court Justice of the State of Illinois, First District

Judge Marjorie C. Laws (2015)

Presiding Judge of the Sixth Municipal District of Cook County

Judge James P. Flannery, Jr. (2014)

Presiding Judge of Law Division in the Circuit Court of Cook County

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The HBA would like to congratulate our award recipients for their lifetime of service on the bench.

Hon. Nicholas Geanopoulos (Ret.) (2022)

Circuit Court of Cook County

Hon. George Bakalis (Ret.) (2022)

18th Judicial Circuit Court DuPage County

Judge James A. Geocaris (Ret.) (2019)

Presiding Judge of the Third Municipal District of Cook County

Justice Themis N. Karnezis (2016)

Illinois Appellate Court First District

Judge Arthur C. Perivolidis (2013)

Circuit Court of Cook County