The Honorable Sandra Parga, a 16th Judicial Circuit associate judge, has been appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Education effective immediately.
The Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts defines the committee’s role as to “coordinate, direct and deliver continuing education and training for all Illinois judges, including identifying emerging legal, sociological, cultural and technical issues that may impact decision making and court administration by Illinois judges.”
Parga said she is excited to serve on the Committee on Judicial Education.
“I welcome the opportunity to be a part of a committee dedicated to providing the most relevant and innovative educational courses to the judiciary and our judicial partners in Illinois,” she said. “I am humbled both by the trust placed in me by the Illinois Supreme Court, as well as by carrying on in the seat held by retired Judge Robbin Stuckert, who was known for her hard work and dedication to the bench.”
Parga also serves on the Illinois Supreme Court’s Language Access Committee, a subcommittee of the Access to Justice Division. Parga said the subcommittee “works to provide language access services and support to courts to assist them in addressing language barriers so that litigants can have meaningful access to justice.”
Parga is currently an associate judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit’s Juvenile Division and has served as a judge since her appointment in 2017 as the first Latina judge in Kane County.
Chief Judge Clint Hull said all members of the 16th Circuit are “very proud of Judge Parga.”
“She is an excellent judge, and the entire state will benefit from her involvement with the Judicial College,” Hull said.
SOURCE: Kane County 16th Circuit Court news release