IJA BENEFITS of MEMBERSHIP

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

Ethics Assistance for all Judges regardless of Membership

  • 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 www.ija.org

 Benefits offered by IJA:

  • Participates with ISBA and CBA in the Illinois Judicial Ethics Committee (a revered group of experts on judicial ethics) answering any state judge’s ethics questions, and publishing written IJEC Ethics Opinions at www.ija.org
  • Disseminates vital information for Illinois judges
  • Serves as the voice of Illinois judges to the media
  • Health Insurance Consultant (includes Medicare Advantage) at no cost to members and survivors
  • Annual Convention held jointly with ISBA each December, with seminars, luncheon
  • Reduced membership rates for the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Assistance with court house security and members’ on-line privacy and personal security
  • IJA travel opportunities for members and their guests
  • Just for fun: Social events such as IJA Ravinia Night and in conjunction with our charitable arm, IJF activities including Blackhawks and Bulls games and IJF’s Comedy Night
  • Reports on significant legislative and other developments affecting judges and the courts

 Benefits Specifically for Retirees offered by IJA:

  • Offers dues at the reduced rate of $100 per year
  • Makes available to any member’s survivor IJA’s Health Insurance Consultant at no cost
  • Offers retired IJA volunteers to assist retirees and survivors with how to get answers on matters of health insurance, Medicare or Medicare Advantage, and prescriptions
  • Offers MCLE seminars specifically designed for our retired members
  • Offers other seminars and conferences on relevant retiree topics