Press Release

January 23, 2008


Local assistant state’s attorney to take
leadership role on newly created
Black Bar Association of Will County


JOLIET – Assistant State’s Attorney Masah SamForay Johnson of the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office was recently elected to the Executive Board of the newly formed Black Bar Association of Will County.


SamForay Johnson, who joined the state’s attorney’s office in 2006, will serve as the association’s General Secretary for 2008-2009. She currently is an assistant state’s attorney who prosecutes domestic violence cases.


Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow offered his congratulations to SamForay Johnson on her election and wished the Black Bar Association of Will County every success.


“It is an encouraging testament to Will County’s diversity that the number of African American attorneys who practice law locally is growing and that this organization will address the needs of our African American community,” Glasgow said. “I am particularly pleased that Masah SamForay Johnson is taking a leadership role in the new bar association. She is a sharp and energetic young attorney who works effectively on what is historically a difficult court call. I wish her well in her leadership position with the Black Bar Association of Will County.”

Charles B. Pelkie 
(815) 727-8789
(815) 530-7110 (cellular) 

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