Julie A. Johnson Elected to the Illinois State Bar Association's Board of Governors for a Fourth Year of Service
Julie A. Johnson has been elected to the Illinois State Bar Association’s Board of Governors for a fourth year of service. She won one of two Cook County seats on the Board.
The 27-member Board of Governors oversees the operation of the association and implements its policies. Board members are elected from Cook County and from eight downstate areas by members from their respective areas. A 203-member Assembly, elected by the members, is the ISBA's policy-making body.
Active throughout her career in the Illinois State Bar Association, Julie was first elected to the Board of Governors in 2017.
Julie dedicates her practice to matrimonial and family law, including divorce, child custody, domestic violence/orders of protection, child support, post-judgment litigation, ante nuptial and postnuptial agreements, adoption, parentage and all other related matters. Through both negotiation and litigation, Julie has achieved extraordinary outcomes for her clients. Notably, as appellate counsel, Julie has handled significant published appellate cases. In addition to serving on the ISBA Board of Governors, Julie has served as Chair (2016-2017) of the Standing Committee on Women and the Law and as a member of the Diversity Leadership Council, Family Law Section, Young Lawyers Division and the Assembly over the years. In May 2017, the Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women presented Julie with the Alta May Hulett Award, which honors one outstanding woman lawyer who has significantly contributed to the advancement of women in the legal profession.
Founded in 1877, the Illinois State Bar Association is the premier legal association in the state. As a voluntary organization of more than 28,000 members, the Association's primary focus is to assist Illinois lawyers in the practice of law and to promote improvements in the administration of justice.
The Association engages in many important activities on behalf of the profession — among them proposing and shaping legislation, educating the public, and supporting the courts and the rule of law.