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    NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK 2017

    April 9th - 15th, 2017, is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers and to celebrate the ways libraries are transforming their communities every day.. Additional Info...
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    New Executive Director and Director of Juvenile Probation and Detention Services

    Chief Judge Jorge L. Ortiz announced the appointment of two individuals to leadership positions in the 19th Judicial Circuit. Danny Davis has been named the Executive Director and James J. Edwards has been named Director of Juvenile Probation... Additional Info...
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    Annual Mock Trial Invitational at the Courthouse

    Early Saturday morning the hallways and courtrooms of the Lake County Courthouse came alive as the 13th Annual Mock Trial Invitational took place. The morning began with a welcoming and greeting by Chief Judge Jorge Ortiz. Additional Info...
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    2017 Judicial Summer Intern Program Announcement

    Chief Judge Ortiz is pleased to announce the 2017 Judicial Intern Program. Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Intern Program with the Judges of the 19th Judicial Circuit for students completing their first year or second year of law school.
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    19th Judicial Circuit Employees Honored

    "As you know, we are here to recognize members of the 19th Judicial Circuit's staff who have been nominated and selected by their peers for their exceptional services during 2016. Additional Info...
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    Lake County Judges Participate in Statewide Reading Project, "One Book. One Judge. One Goal."

    In furtherance of the Illinois Judges Association's literacy initiative, and in conjunction with the annual February celebration of the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln, Lake County Judges will be participating, in a judicial reading project. Additional Info...
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  1. Strategic Framework


    "The Judicial Branch plays a vital role in our system of government. As the Circuit Court of Lake County prepares for the next several years, we should reflect on how far we have come and plan to face the challenges that lie ahead. We set the strategic agenda for excellence for the next nine years within this framework plan."
    -- Chief Judge Jorge Ortiz

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