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Posted on: August 17, 2017

NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT’S KIDS’ KORNER MILESTONE

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Kids’ Korner will celebrate an important milestone on August 23, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. with a brief ceremony hosted by Chief Judge Jorge L. Ortiz. Kids’ Korner is the children’s waiting room in the Lake County Courthouse.

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

ASSOCIATE JUDGE ELIZABETH ROCHFORD ELECTED SECRETARY OF ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

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Elizabeth M. Rochford, an Associate Judge of the 19th Judicial Circuit in Lake County, was elected Secretary of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). Rochford is serving in her second term on the ISBA Board of Governors, and was unanimously elected..

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Posted on: July 28, 2017

Veteran's History Project

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Veterans are invited to attend the Veteran's History Project on November 10, 2017 to share their wartime experiences. Registration is required.

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

LAKE COUNTY CELEBRATES ROBERT W. DEPKE JUVENILE COMPLEX EXPANSION

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On Monday, July 17, 2017, the 19th Judicial Circuit Court and the Lake County Board celebrated the Robert W. Depke Juvenile Complex Expansion in Vernon Hills. The celebration was highlighted by a ribbon cutting ceremony...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

LAKE COUNTY JUDGES SERVE ILLINOIS JUDGES ORGANIZATIONS

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Four judges from the 19th Judicial Circuit serve the Illinois Judges Association, a professional association for judges in Illinois. Circuit Judge Margaret J. Mullen was elected to serve as 2d Vice-President of the Illinois Judges Association ..

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

NINETEENTH CIRCUIT ELECTS NEXT CHIEF JUDGE

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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.

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Supreme Court Policy Statement for Pretrial Services

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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.

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

CHIEF JUDGE ATTENDS COURT TOWER SIGNING EVENT

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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.

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Announcing a New Local Court Rule for a Financial Experts List

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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.

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