McHenry County Judge Justin Hansen Receives Award

McHenry County Circuit Judge Justin Hansen has been named a recipient of the “Civics Education Award’ by the Illinois State Bar Association. He is also a member of the Illinois Judges Association and serves on the In-Schools Programs committee a the Community Engagement and Public Affairs committees. 

The Civics Education Award is given to honor those who have helped educate the public about civics and especially the legal system. The recipient must have provided students with a hands-on opportunity to understand the legal system or has educated the public about the legal system.

Judge Hansen has presented a ‘virtual’ program about how the court system operated remotely to the McHenry County Big Brothers and Big Sisters and to CASA of McHenry County in addition to in-person school visits and ‘Zoom’ school visits about the legal system.

The Illinois State Bar Association consists of more than 27,000 members and includes judges and lawyers. The Illinois Judges Association serves both active and retired judges and numbers more than 1200 members.