Tonight's program can be viewed by clicking on this link From Chiola to Quinn


Join the AIJ as we celebrate the milestones of the LGBTQ+ Judiciary in Illinois and welcome Judge Jill Rose Quinn, the first openly transgender elected official in Illinois. 


January 26, 2021 at 5 p.m. 


Featured Speakers: Hon. Tom Chiola (Ret.),  - Hon. Nancy Katz (Ret.) - Hon. Mary Cay Marubio - Hon. Cecilia Horan - 

Hon. Linda Pauel  - 

And Introducing: Hon. Jill Rose Quinn


Help celebrate this historic milestone by submitting a personalized written message to Judge Quinn which will be broadcast at the beginning of the program. You will be contacted after ticket purchase to submit your message. 


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AIJ's National Coming Out Day Film is Available on YouTube

   Coming Out Stories Features: Hon. Levander Smith, Jr., Judge-Elect Jill Rose Quinn,

The Hon. Sarah Smolenski (District Court Judge, 63rd District of Michigan), Hon. Rosie Speedlin Gonzalez (Bexar County, Texas), and 3rd Year Law Student Lily Amberg (JMLS UIC ’21).


     Hosted by Hon. Mary Cay Marubio, President, The Hon. Linda Pauel, Vice President, and Hon Cecilia Horan, Board Director

Past Events

October 11, 2020

5th Annual National Coming Out Day Celebration

Premiere of Coming Out Stories, an Anthony Farinas Production


June 24, 2020

Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers - Livestream

Scholarship Awards

Remarks by Hon. Linda Pauel, Hon. Mary Cay Marubio, and Hon. Timothy Evans

Available on youtube HERE


October 15, 2019

4th Annual National Coming Out Day Cocktail Party

Plymouth Rooftop Bar and Grill


June 30, 2019

50th Annual Pride Parade

Thank you to Illinios Judicial Council, Jewish Judges Association of Illinois and the Illinois Latino Judges Association for marching with the Alliance of Illinois Judges. 


June 26, 2019

Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers Honoring Sebastian Patti


October 11, 2018

3rd Annual National Coming Out Day Cocktail Party

Plymouth Rooftop Bar and Grill


June 20, 2018

Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers

Presentation of Alliance of Illinois Judges Community Leadership Awards to The Hon. Patricia Logue and Marcia Wetzel

Presentation of AIJ Scholarships


October 4, 2017

AIJ Second Annual Cocktail Party

Celebrating National Coming Out Day!

Plymouth Bar and Grill-Rooftop Bar


October 25, 2016

First Annual National Coming Out Day Cocktail Party

Greek Kitchen, Chicago, IL. 



June 21, 2017
Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers


Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers. The evening celebrated a diverse judiciary and the contributions of Owen Daniel-McCarter to the LGBTQ community. 


Special thanks to Chief Judge Timothy Evans for his encouraging remarks and swearing in of the officers.

Click below to download and read the Hon. Mary Trew,  AIJ President's speech:

Hon. Mary Trew – AIJ Speech
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The Alliance of Illinois Judges was formed by the LGBTQ judges of Illinois to promote diversity and understanding within the judiciary and the legal community. Our membership includes LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ judges.

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