In 2015, recognizing its 20th anniversary as a bar association, the ILCBA decided to give an annual award to honor individual judges who, in the course of their careers, and through their rulings and demeanor, created a fair playing field for both creditors and debtors within the court system, and who also advanced the law regarding the enforcement of Judgments. In 2015, the year of our 20th Anniversary Gala dinner, Judge White was the unanimous choice.
The ILCBA selected Judge White as an acknowledgment and affirmation of his dedication in many areas of the law, especially the law regarding judgment enforcement and creditor’s rights.
The reasons given by the nominating Committee were: Judge Alexander P. White is recommended for his years of service to the bench, including his intellect, fairness, and intelligence in dealing with complicated post-judgment issues. It is the position of the Committee that there is not a lawyer who has sat in his courtroom who has not learned something about post-judgment collection matters. And therefore, we strongly recommended him as the recipient of the award.
In 2019, the 5th year of our event, the ILCBA Board unanimously chose to name our annual awards dinner the Alexander P. White Award Dinner in honor of his retirement that same year.