CBA Record November-December 2021

Commission, the quasi-judicial agency responsible for enforcement of the state’s anti-discrimination laws. She is past Presi- dent of the Lawyers Club of Chicago, past President of the Richard Linn American Inn of Courts, and an active member of the Chicago Bar Association, The Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, and the American Bar Association. She has served on the executive boards of the CBA, the Chicago Chapter of the FBA, and the WBAI, and as Secretary to the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section.

lectured on fair employment and fair hous- ing law and policy at the John Marshall Law School, Kent College of Law, Northern Illinois University, The Chicago Bar Associa- tion, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the National Judicial College. He mentors law students and undergraduate students through the American Bar Association Minority Business Law Scholarship and the NIU Erickson-Doherty Scholarship. Snyder is also the Chairperson of New Judge Ori- entation programs for the Illinois Supreme Court and has served as a member of the Illinois Supreme Court’s Committee on Judicial Education, Committee on Judicial Performance Evaluation, Committee on Judicial Mentoring, and as Chair of the Illinois Supreme Court Advanced Judicial Academy. He is a former president the Alliance of LGBTQ Judges and a former president of the Illinois Judges Association. Larry Suffredin is Of Counsel to the law firm of Taft, Stettin- ius & Hollister and serves as an elected member of the Cook County Board and the Cook County Forest Preserve District Board. He served in the

United States Air Force before joining the Cook County Public Defender’s Office. Since 1981 he has been the CBA’s Legislative Counsel. In this role he has helped advocate the CBA’s positions on hundreds of bills that have affected civil practice, criminal practice, judicial funding, condominium law, adoption law, pension law, domestic relations law, probate law, tax law, and many other areas. As a County Commissioner he has focused on stabilizing the Cook County Health and Hospital System by authoring the governance ordinance the system has operated under since 2009. He was instru- mental in saving the now-restored Old Cook County Hospital Building from demolition. In addition, he has been an advocate for the court system, State’s Attorney’s Office, and the Sheriff’s Office. He authored ordinances dealing with the creation of the Inspector General’s Office, developing stricter ethical standards, codifying ordinances, and creat- ing a countywide program to collect and destroy unused pharmaceuticals, including opioids.

James E. Snyder , an Associate Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, was appointed to the bench in 2007 after previously serving as

the General Counsel of the Illinois Human Rights Commission. He was a found- ing member and General Counsel of the Chicago Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the AIDS Care housing initiative and was a member of the Illinois Federation for Human Rights (Equality Illinois) and chairperson of the Fair Illinois ballot initiative. Snyder has written and

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