Illinois Supreme Court Justice Speaks Oct. 11 in Romeoville

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Presents an Overview of Illinois Courts at Lewis University

Published: September 15, 2022.

Justice Lisa Holder White '90

All are invited to hear “An Overview of the Illinois Courts” by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lisa Holder White at 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 11 in room AS-158-A on the Lewis University Romeoville campus. 

The Lewis University alumna, who is the first Black woman to serve on the Illinois Supreme Court earned her political science bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Lewis University, and her Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law. She was sworn into the role on July 7 and appointed to serve on the Illinois Supreme Court through December 2, 2024. 

The presentation is part of Justice Holder White’s October 11-12 visit to the Romeoville campus hosted by the Lewis University Political Science Department. During her time on campus, she will be talking with students and faculty. 

Justice Lisa Holder White began her career as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Macon County before going into private practice while also serving as an Assistant Public Defender for Macon County. In 2001, Justice Holder White was sworn in as an Associate Judge in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, the first Black Judge in the circuit. In 2008, she became a Circuit Judge, having been appointed to the position by the Illinois Supreme Court to fill a retirement vacancy, and in 2010, was elected to the position. Judge White was sworn in on January 14, 2013, as the first Black Justice on the Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District. In 2014, she was elected to the Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District. 

This event is being presented as a part of Lewis University’s Arts & Ideas Program, providing cultural and educational programming for students and the community. A portion of the Arts & Ideas events is sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. Please contact for further information.

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