5th Annual National Coming Out Day Celebration

Film Screening/Watch Party


     In celebration of National Coming Out Day, the Alliance of Illinois Judges in Conjunction with Producer Anthony Farinas invite you to a screening of an original film. 


     Coming Out Stories features members of the judiciary sharing coming out stories and advice for allies. 


     All proceeds benefit the AIJ law student scholarship fund. 



     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


     Upon purchase of a ticket you will receive a unique link to view the film at your convenience within a 48 hour window. 


October 8  - Sneak Preview Tickets $50 (SOLD OUT)


October 11 - National Coming Out Day Premiere Tickets $50 (SOLD OUT)


October 13 - Viewing Tickets $25 (Sold Out)


October 15 - Viewing Tickets $25 (Sold Out)


Extended Run Oct. 15 through Oct 19 Tickets $10


Coming Out Stories Premiere

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Screening Dates


5th Annual National Coming Out Day Celebration


October 8 - premiere of "Coming Out Stories"

in celebration of National Coming Out Day


2020-2021 Membership Renewal


We are still accepting Membership Renewals for the 2020-2021 bar year

Membership Dues for 2020-2021:

$50 for Active Judges

$35 for Retired Judges


You can pay with a PayPal account or with a credit card thorugh PayPal,

or please mail a check to Judge Rice in the 4th District.


Membership Dues - Active Judges
50.00 USD

Membership dues for the 2020-2021 year for active Judges

Retired Judges Membership Dues
35.00 USD

Membership Dues for Retired Judges


Past Events

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
327 S. Plymouth
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.

Contact us via email: mail.theaij@gmail.com