Sunday, April 24, 2011

Harlanite Judge Lewis Nixon will head Supreme Court committee on foreclosures

Harlanites, a new Illinois Supreme Court special committee charged with developing proposals to help alleviate the state's home foreclosure crisis will be chaired by Cook County Circuit Judge Lewis M. Nixon. Lewis, who is the supervising judge of the mortgage foreclosure section of the circuit court, also is the 39th president of the Illinois Judges Association (IJA).

Lewis joined the IJA in 2001 and was named to the IJA board and its executive committee for the 2006-07 fiscal year. Lewis was treasurer in 2007-08, second vice president in 2008-09 and served as first vice president this past year. Initially appointed as a jidge to fill a vacancy in November 2001 by the Illinois Supreme Court.

Judge Nixon was subsequently elected to the bench in November 2002. Prior to joining the bench, Judge Nixon was the Assistant General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development in Chicago, administering the legal department for the six-state Midwest region.

Lewis began his legal career in 1975 as an assistant U.S. Attorney in Chicago. An adjunct professor at Roosevelt University since 1989, Lewis currently teaches at the university's School of Paralegal Studies, and taught trial advocacy at the U.S. Department of Justice's Legal Education Institute in Washington, D.C. A native of Chicago's south side, Judge Nixon attended Chicago public schools and graduated near the top of his class from Harlan High School. Lewis received his J.D. from DePaul University School of Law in 1974, and a B.A. from St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn., in 1971.

1 comment:

  1. Wow these Harlan High School educated judges are still doing big things. :)

    Did you get an email from the Harlan alumni association?


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