Judge Berger was appointed to the board by Hon. Debra B. Walker, a Cook County Circuit Court judge in the Domestic Relations Division. The two previously served together during Judge Berger’s tenure as president of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI).
“Judge Walker and I have known each other for some time. She was my first vice president at the WBAI,” Judge Berger said. “When she was appointed as president of IJF, she asked me to join the board. We have worked well together at affecting change in the past, and that’s something I am looking forward to doing again in this new role.”
As part of her appointment. Judge Berger will also be chairing the bylaws committee and the executive committee of IJF.
“I was very excited when she asked me to join the board because I like staying engaged with the judiciary community, even on a retired status,” Judge Berger said.
According to the IFJ website, as the philanthropic arm of the Illinois Judges Association, IJF funds educational, civic and scholarship projects to advance the legal profession and community. To encourage judicial participation in the legal community, IJF is composed of both current sitting judges and retired judges from the state court level in Illinois.
Before coming to ADR Systems, Judge Berger served for 19 years as a judge in the Cook County Circuit Court’s Domestic Relations Division and the Child Protection and Juvenile Justice Department. Her high settlement rate is a testament to her innate ability to very quickly relate to people personally, even in the most difficult and emotionally charged situations.
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