View from the Bench: A Lawyer’s Role in Making Justice More Accessible

Before being elected to the Illinois Supreme Court in 2022, Justice Elizabeth M. Rochford served as Associate Judge of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit where she took the lead in developing and initially presiding over a courtroom dedicated to Self-Represented Litigants in family law.

In her talk, she will discuss this experience as well as a lawyer’s obligation to advance access to justice, how Illinois Courts are working to make justice within reach across the state, and the importance of walking the path litigants take to better appreciate the challenges they face.