Hon. Alan Joel Greiman, former circuit court judge and Chief Justice of the Illinois Appellate Court, has passed away at the age of 90. As a judge, he instituted a celebrated mediation program and other innovations that resulted in speedier resolutions of cases.
Justice Greiman also served in the Illinois House of Representatives, where he served as Assistant Majority Leader. During his tenure in the House, he sponsored the Illinois Domestic Violence Act, as well as legislation granting no-fault divorce and the right to public employee collective bargaining, prohibiting the sale of handguns, banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, protecting newsrooms from unreasonable searches, and was the first in the nation to propose a ban on discrimination based on age. He also was an ardent sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment.
On behalf of the Appellate Lawyers Association, ALA President Scott Howie issued the following statement:
"Justice Greiman was an exemplary member of the appellate court, an exacting questioner at oral argument and fair and thorough in his written opinions. He was also a great friend and supporter of the Appellate Lawyers Association, and we’ll miss him very much. On behalf of the ALA, I extend our deepest condolences to his family and many friends and colleagues."
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2022, Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd. (at Niles Center Road) Skokie, IL. Justice Greiman's obituary, which includes details regarding memorial contributions and a livestream of the services, may be found here.