Illinois Supreme Court Assigns Circuit Judge Boie to Fifth District Appellate Court
The Illinois Supreme Court has assigned Circuit Judge Mark M. Boie of the First Judicial Circuit as an appellate court justice in the Fifth District.
Judge Boie was assigned to fill the vacancy created by the election of Justice David K. Overstreet to the Fifth District Appellate Court. The assignment of Judge Boie takes effect on May 1, and will remain in effect until further order of the court.
Judge Boie was first elected to the bench in 2000 as resident circuit judge in Union County and was retained by voters in 2006, 2012 and 2018. Prior to serving on the bench, he practiced law at the Law Offices of Wesley L. Boie and Mark M. Boie and served as conflict public defender in Union, Johnson and Pulaski counties.
Judge Boie has been a member of the Special Supreme Court Advisory Committee for Justice and Mental Health Planning since 2010 and since 2015 has served as co-chairperson of the Advisory Committee’s sub-committee for compliance with the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee’s subcommittee for education and was involved with drafting the new Illinois Supreme Court rule on the use of restraints in involuntary commitment proceedings.
Judge Boie earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Mississippi in 1989 and his Juris Doctor from the John Marshall Law School in 1996.
The Fifth Judicial District is composed of 37 counties in the southernmost part of Illinois, including: Alexander, Bond, Christian, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Massac, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, Shelby, St. Clair, Wabash, Wayne, Washington, White, Williamson, and Union.