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Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Jeffery G. Chrones, welcomed over 300 guests to the Hellenic Bar Association’s 2016 Judge’s Night at the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago.  Mr. Chrones served as Chairman of the event, a position he has held for the past seven years. George Canellis has been his co-chairman for the past 3 years until being appointed this year as an Associate Judge in Cook County.   Over 150 judges from the Illinois State Supreme Court, Federal U.S. District Court, Illinois Appellate and Circuit Courts of Cook, Lake, Will, and DuPage Counties were invited to the June 9th event.

During the event, the 3rd Annual Socrates Dikastes Award was presented to Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis. Mr. Chrones established the Socrates Dikastes (Gr. judge) Award in 2014 based on the four Socratic principles of being an outstanding judge which are “to hear courteously, to answer wisely, to consider soberly, and to decide impartially." Retired Illinois Appellate Justice Themis N. Karnezis was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Johnson & Bell is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of this event since its inception.