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Kane Judge Parga to serve on Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Education

16th Circuit’s first Latina judge currently serves in juvenile court

KANE COUNTY – Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Associate Judge Sandra Parga was appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Education, effective immediately, officials announced in a news release.

Parga, who was appointed a judge in 2017 and currently serves in the Juvenile Division, was the first Latina judge in Kane County.

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.”

“I am excited for the appointment to serve on the Committee on Judicial Education,” Parga stated in the release.

“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. 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 stated in the release.

Parga also serves on the Illinois Supreme Court’s Language Access Committee, a subcommittee of the Access to Justice Division.

Parga stated that the committee “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.”

Chief Judge Clint Hull praised Parga’s appointment to the Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Education.

“The Sixteenth Circuit is very proud of Judge Parga,” Hull stated in the release. “She is an excellent judge, and the entire State will benefit from her involvement with the Judicial College.”