Members are cordially invited to an Association Reception honoring Justice Anne M. Burke, Chief Justice, Illinois Supreme Court, on March 24, 2020, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., at The Chicago Bar Association.
Click here to register for the free member event.
About Justice Burke:
Anne M. Burke was born on Feb. 3, 1944, in Chicago. She received her B.A. degree in education from DePaul University in 1976 and her J.D. degree from IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1983.
She was admitted to the Federal Court, Northern District of Illinois, in 1983, the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in 1985, and certified for the Trial Bar, Federal District Court in 1987. In that same year, Governor James Thompson appointed her Judge to the Court of Claims and, in 1991, she was reappointed by Governor Jim Edgar. In April 1994, she was appointed special counsel to the Governor for Child Welfare Services. In August 1995, she was appointed to the Appellate Court, First District. In 1996, she was elected to the Appellate Court, First District, for a full term. Justice Burke was appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court in 2006 and elected to that office in 2008. In 2018 Justice Burke was retained for a second 10 year term. Justice Burke is a member of the American, Illinois State, Chicago, and Women’s Bar Associations, and The Illinois Judges’ Association.
She is married to Alderman Edward M. Burke, and they are the parents of five children, Jennifer (Jim Murphy), Edward (Jackie), the late Emmett, Sarah, and Travis, as well as nine grandchildren.