Socrates Dikastes Award
The HBA would like to congratulate our Socrates Dikastes Award recipients.
The Socrates Dikastes Award is given annually at Judge's Night to the judge who best exemplifies the principles pertinent to the bench as identified by the great Greek philosopher, Socrates. In his words, "Four things belong to a judge: to hear courteously, to answer wisely, to consider soberly and to decide impartially."
Judge James P. Flannery, Jr., Presiding Judge of Law Division in the Circuit Court of Cook County — 2014
Judge Marjorie C. Laws, Presiding Judge of the Sixth Municipal District of Cook County — 2015
Justice Mary Jane Theis, Supreme Court Justice of the State of Illinois, First District — 2016
Judge Timothy C. Evans, Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County — 2017
Judge Charles P. Kocoras, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois — 2018
Judge Ruben Castillo, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois - 2019
Lifetime Achievement Award
The HBA would like to congratulate our award recipients for their lifetime of service on the bench.
Judge Arthur C. Perivolidis, Circuit Court of Cook County – 2013
Justice Themis N. Karnezis, Illinois Appellate Court First District – 2016
Judge James A. Geocaris (Ret.), Presiding Judge of the Third Municipal District of Cook County - 2019