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Tha Movement University SUPPORTS Judge Jesse G. Reyes (VOTE March 20, 2012)

Judge Jesse G. Reyes has proven himself as not only a LEADER among Whites and Hispanics but also among Blacks and the Hip Hop generation. On November 30, 2011 Judge Jesse G. Reyes stood with various Community, Religious, Social, and Political leaders in Chicago demanding Radio Stations i.e. WGCI, POWER 92, B96, KISSFM rotate Kayne West and Jay Z song "Murder to Excellence" for purposes of the song having a positive impact on at-risk youth/young adults. 

JESSE G. REYES is a Circuit Judge for the Circuit Court of Cook County. He is currently assigned to the Chancery Division’s Mortgage Foreclosure/Mechanics Lien Section. His previous judicial assignments have included presiding over various matters in the First Municipal and Sixth Municipal Districts. He has served on a number of Circuit Court committees.  Judge Reyes also assisted in the production of the Circuit Court’s educational DUI Video “Que Precio Tiene La Vida.”

Before his election to the bench, Judge Reyes was employed with the Law Department of the Chicago Board of Education and represented the Board in litigation matters, and was responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures pertaining to school reform.  Prior to joining the Board of Education, he was a Senior Supervising Attorney with the Corporation Counsel’s Office representing the City of Chicago in complex civil litigation matters.

He has lectured and authored for the Asian American Bar Association, Black Women Lawyers Association of Greater Chicago, Chicago Bar Association, Circuit Court of Cook County, Decalogue Society of Lawyers, Hispanic National Bar Association, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Illinois Judicial Conference, Illinois State Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and other community and professional associations in the areas of civil litigation, criminal law & procedure, domestic violence, trial practice, motion practice and mortgage foreclosures.

Judge Reyes is the current President of the Illinois Judges Foundation. He is an honorary member of the Asian American Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association and the Filipino American Bar Association. He is a Master of the Bench of the Chicago Inn of Court. He is the past President of the Illinois Judges Association, John Marshall Law School Alumni Association and the Latin American Bar Association, past Regional President of the Hispanic National Bar Association.  He served as Secretary of the Chicago Bar Association and is a former member of the Assembly of the Illinois State Bar Association. Judge Reyes has also served on the boards of Leadership Greater Chicago, Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago and the Coordinated Advice Referral Program for Legal Services.

Judge Reyes has received various awards and recognitions throughout his legal career. He received the Distinguished Service Award from John Marshall Law School. He was presented with the Judge of the Year Award by the North Suburban Bar Association. He was named Person of the Year by the Latin American Police Association.  
He was awarded the Mentor of the Year Award from the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois and was inducted into the Thomas Kelly High School Hall of Fame. He received the Advocate for Diversity Award from the Filipino American Bar Association. Judge Reyes was the recipient of the Justice Anthony Scariano Award from the Justinian Society of Lawyers. He was also recognized by the Puerto Rican Bar Association and the Little Village Chamber of Commerce for his service to the community.  

He was presented with the Recognition Award from the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois for his victory in the 2008 Primary Election establishing him as the first Hispanic to win a county-wide judicial election in Cook County. Additionally, he received the Hispanic Leadership Award from Illinois Secretary of State. This year Judge Reyes was a 2009 recipient of the Vanguard Award.  He received his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his J.D. from John Marshall Law School.
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MARCH 20, 2012