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Posted on: September 21, 2016

Senior Law Day 2016

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Chief Judge Jorge Ortiz of the 19th Judicial Circuit announced today that all Lake County senior citizens are invited to attend Senior Law Day, “What Seniors Need to Know About Court,” an educational forum to be held at the Park City Branch Court

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Posted on: September 21, 2016

TWENTY-EIGHT SUBMIT APPLICATIONS FOR ASSOCIATE JUDGE POSITION

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Chief Judge Jorge Ortiz received notification from Michael Tardy, Director of the Administrative Office of Illinois Courts, that twenty-eight attorneys have timely filed their applications for the associate judge vacancy

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

Lake County Chief Judge Honored

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The Hispanic Illinois State Law Enforcement Association (HISLEA) recognized Jorge L. Ortiz at the organization's 30th Anniversary Awards and Scholarship Banquet held recently.

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Posted on: August 17, 2016

Notice of Judicial Vacancy

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Authorization pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 39 has been received by the Chief Judge of the 19th Judicial Circuit to post a notice of vacancy for associate judge. The vacancy is the result of the resignation of the Honorable Sarah P. Lessman.

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Posted on: August 12, 2016

5th Annual Veterans History Project Planned for November 11, 2016

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Chief Judge Jorge L. Ortiz announced that Lake County's 19th Judicial Circuit, various partners of the Lake County legal community and the County of Lake will participate together in the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project.

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Posted on: August 11, 2016

John Howard Association's Report on Depke Juvenile Justice Complex

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In May, the John Howard Association (JHA) was invited to visit the Robert W. Depke Juvenile Justice Complex in Vernon Hills. The Complex houses the Hulse Juvenile Detention Center, including classrooms and a gymnasium and juvenile probation offices.

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Posted on: June 24, 2016

Ortiz Re-Elected to Second Term as Chief Judge

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A unanimous vote by the circuit judges has granted Jorge Ortiz a second term to serve as Chief Judge of the 19th Judicial Circuit. On January 1, 2017, Judge Ortiz will have completed his first year as chief judge.

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Posted on: June 15, 2016

Judicial Appointments to State Organizations

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The Illinois Judges Association (IJA) recently elected its new officers and Board of Directors for the 2016-17 term of office. The installation of these officers and board members took place during the Association's annual meeting in early June.

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