Welcome to the NBA Judicial Council Website!

Join the Judicial Council as we return to Los Angeles, California for the Annual Meeting, July 19-23, 2015. Click here for registration information.


To purchase Thurgood Marshall Luncheon Tickets, Click Here

Tickets may only be purchased through the Judicial Council.

Nominations for Awardees due May 29, 2015

Awardee Categories

  • William H. Hastie Award
  • Raymond Pace Alexander Award
  • Thurgood Marshall Award
  • Sara J. Harper Humanitarian Award
  • George W. Crockett, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award
  • A. Leon Higginbotham Award

Click here for a description of each award

The nomination should consist of a half page typed narrative on why the individual should be the recipient of the award and a copy of the nominee’s Curriculum Vitae.

Send nomination by deadline to p0017b@sbcglogal.net or mailed to:

Honorable Patricia Banks
Presiding Judge
Elder Law & Miscellaneous Remedies Division
Circuit Court of Cook County
Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington Street, Suite 2505
Chicago, Illinois, 60602




In the News

White House Screening of “Thurgood”

“Thurgood” was featured at the White House’s 2011 Black History Month Celebration. The film stars Tony-Award winner, Laurence Fishburne in the role of Thurgood Marshall.

See Details & Trailer