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    NINETEENTH CIRCUIT ELECTS NEXT CHIEF JUDGE

    According to local Circuit Court rules, an election of a Chief Judge shall occur on or before the 30th day of June in the year preceding the year that the Circuit Judge begins his/her term. Additional Info...
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    ARBITRATION CASE MANAGEMENT TRAINING

    Judge Donna-Jo Vorderstrasse addressed a group of 65 attorneys, judges, and staff at a training to announce new Arbitration Case Management procedures. Read on...
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    DIRECTOR OF ADULT PROBATION APPOINTED TO THE COMMITTEE ON PROBATION EDUCATION

    Rosemarie Gray, the 19th Judicial Circuit’s Director of Adult Probation Services, was recently named by the Illinois Supreme Court to the standing Committee on Probation Education of the Illinois Judicial College. Additional Info...
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    Supreme Court Policy Statement for Pretrial Services

    The Illinois Supreme Court has adopted a statewide policy statement for pretrial services… in Illinois. "This policy statement seeks to serve as a guide for all of our trial courts," Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier said. Additional Info...
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    CHIEF JUDGE’S STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF AUDREY NIXON

    Chief Judge Jorge L. Ortiz of the 19th Judicial Circuit reacted to the news of the passing of long-time Lake County Board Member, Audrey Nixon. Ms. Nixon served the people of Lake County on its Board of Commissioners since 1982. Additional Info...
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    NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK OPEN HOUSE

    On April 12th, the William D. Block Memorial Law Library and Center for Self-Representation celebrated National Library Week with an Open House from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the law library. Light refreshments and tours were provided. Additional Info...
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    CHIEF JUDGE ATTENDS COURT TOWER SIGNING EVENT

    On April 11, 2017, Chief Judge Jorge L. Ortiz signed the last beam to be placed in the Lake County Courthouse expansion project. The project broke ground in 2016. Completion of the 8-story 200,000 square foot justice center is expected in spring of 2018. Additional Info...
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    Announcing a New Local Court Rule for a Financial Experts List

    The Chief Judge is authorized to establish a list of qualified financial experts or other professionals in accordance with the provisions and standards set forth in the attached Rule. The list shall be known as the Financial Experts List. 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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  1. Lake County Officials Celebrate the "Topping Out" of the Lake County Courthouse Expansion Project…