Joanne Rosado, Board Member
Judge Joanne Rosado was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court on January 20, 2017. She was elected by the people of the 11th Subcircuit in 2018. Judge Rosado has served in the Traffic division and the Juvenile Justice Division. She currently serves at the George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse.
Judge Rosado graduated from John Marshall Law School and is a member of Phi Delta Phi. She graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
Prior to her service on the bench, Judge Rosado served the community as an Assistant Cook County Public Defender for 17 years. Judge Rosado spent over 10 years serving the community at the George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse, the largest centralized criminal courthouse in the country. During her last years as an Assistant Cook County Public Defender, Judge Rosado practiced in the Multiple Defendant Division, providing legal services to members of the community and their families throughout Cook County for homicide cases.
For a number of years, Judge Rosado has been involved with the following programs: mentor/mentee programs, assisting minority students in law (MLER), Lawyers in the Classroom, speaking with high school students about the law and training as well as judging Mock Trials for students.
As a board member, Judge Rosado has chaired the community outreach programs. The programs include Adopt a family, where under-privileged families are provided with food and gifts for the holiday season. The Thanksgiving food drive in conjunction with David Herrera and other organizations, and currently the Pack the Pantry to assist the migrant population.
As a Judge, she has served on committee planning, supervising and teaching for other judges. As well as serving as a mentor Judge and on a diversity committee.