ABOUT THE 2022 RECIPIENTS:
Judge Michael J. Hood
Judge Hood took the bench in May of 2014. He serves as a felony judge in the Second Municipal District in Skokie, Illinois. Judge Hood also presides over the Second Municipal District Cook County Veterans Treatment Court.
Prior to the bench Judge Hood served as the Chief of Intelligence and Investigations at the Illinois Department of Corrections, as the Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice to the Illinois Attorney General and as an Assistant State’s Attorney for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.
Judge Hood served on active duty through the rank of Major in the United States Marine Corps. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign and the DePaul College of Law.
He is married to Lindy and they have three children, Declan, Danny and Kelly.
Judge Mary Cay Marubio
Mary Catherine Marubio is a Judge for the Circuit Court of Cook County assigned to the Pretrial Division as the Supervising Judge. She previously served in the Domestic Relations Division. Judge Marubio was appointed as an Associate Judge in 2016 and elected to a Circuit Court Judgeship in 2020.
Judge Marubio is the immediate past President of the Alliance of Illinois Judges, an LGBTQ+ and ally judges organization, whose mission is to promote and encourage respect and unbiased treatment for LGBTQ+ individuals as they relate to the legal profession and the administration of justice.
Judge Marubio is a Board Member of the Illinois Judges Association and Illinois Judges Foundation. She also serves on the Illinois Judicial Ethics Committee, a collaborative effort with the IJA, ISBA and CBA to answer any state judge’s ethics questions, and to publish written Advisory Ethics Opinions.|
Prior to joining the bench, she was an Administrative Law Judge and the Ethics Officer for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation after serving as a Bureau Prosecutions Chief at IDFPR where she prosecuted licensed professionals for violating professional standards and harming consumers. For 15 years, Mary Cay was in private practice concentrating in state and federal criminal defense and consular law.
Judge Marubio is a frequent lecturer on judicial ethics, pretrial best practices, and extradition law. She has served as a law student mentor for both LAGBAC and DePaul University.
Judge Marubio received her B.A. and J.D. from DePaul University and serves on the DePaul Law Alumni Judges Committee.