The Honorable Chrystel Gavlin (’96) was honored with the 2020 Seeker of Justice Award by the Black Bar Association of Will County, Illinois on February 20, 2020. The annual awards and scholarship reception serves as an opportunity to celebrate as a legal community, but more importantly, the event serves to award a scholarship to a deserving student and to recognize a community leader in Will County.
Judge Gavlin was honored because she has served the community as a fair and impartial judge for several years. Prior to doing so she mentored new attorneys through her work within the Will County legal community and volunteered her time and talent to help others seek justice. She is also a founding member of BBA and Judge Vincent Cornelius (’89) introduced her at the reception.
Judge Gavlin has been an associate judge in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court since 2012. Prior to being elected to the bench, she was in private practice.