The Illinois Supreme Court has a new justice. Lisa Holder White was sworn in at a ceremony at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library to replace retiring Justice Rita Garman. Holder White is the first African American woman to serve on the state’s highest court in its 203-year history.
Justice Holder White received her undergraduate degree from Lewis University and her law degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has previously served as a judge on the Illinois Appellate Court, a Circuit judge, an assistant state’s attorney, and as a public defender.