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    UKENA RE-ELECTED TO SECOND TERM AS CHIEF JUDGE

    The Circuit Judges of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit have voted unanimously Chief Judge Jay W. Ukena to a second term as Chief Judge. He will begin his second term on January 2, 2019. Additional Info...
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    TWO FINALISTS NAMED FOR ASSOCIATE JUDGE VACANCY

    The Circuit Judges of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit have met and named the finalists for the Associate Judge Vacancy. This vacancy is the result of an additional Associate judgeship granted by the Supreme Court... Additional Info...
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    19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HOLDS CEREMONIAL INDUCTION FOR THREE NEW ASSOCIATES JUDGES

    On behalf of the entire 19th Judicial Circuit, I am proud to welcome you to our family. We look forward to serving with you for many years to come,” stated Chief Judge Jay W. Ukena Additional Info...
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    19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OBSERVES LAW DAY

    “Law Day activities are very important to the 19th Judicial Circuit. Celebration of the rule of law and respect for the law is vital to our democratic way of life, the stability of government, and society,” said Chief Judge Jay W. Ukena. Additional Info...
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    19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HONORS VETERAN’S COURT MENTORS

    Today, in honor of National Volunteer Week, the twelve Veterans Treatment and Assistance Court (VTAC) mentors were honored with handmade quilts by Quilts of Valor. Additional Info...
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    ASSOCIATE JUDGE NAMED TO THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

    “Mr. Ari P. Fisz will become the next Associate Judge of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit,” said Chief Judge Jay W. Ukena. Additional Info...
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    DEPKE JUVENILE JUSTICE COMPLEX PASSES PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT AUDIT

    The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed in 2003 to provide for the analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape in Federal, State, and local institutions; Additional Info...
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    2 ASSOCIATE JUDGES NAMED TO THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

    “I am pleased to announce that Jacquelyn D. Melius of Libertyville and Stephen M. DeRue of Antioch will become the next Associate Judges of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit,” said Chief Judge Jay W. Ukena. Additional Info...
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    FORMER CHIEF JUDGE JOHN T. PHILLIPS PASSES AWAY

    Former Chief Judge John T. Phillips passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Judge Phillips was initially appointed as an Associate Judge in 1993 and served in that capacity until 2006 when he was elected as a Circuit Judge. Additional Info...
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    JOSEPH V. SALVI TAKES OATH OF OFFICE FOR CIRCUIT JUDGE POSITION

    Judge Joseph V. Salvi took the Oath of Office as Circuit Judge in the 5th Sub-Circuit of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit of the Illinois Supreme Court effective January 2, 2018; his term will conclude on December 3, 2018. Additional Info...
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    CIRCUIT JUDGE MARGARET J. MULLEN RETIRES

    Chief Judge Jorge L. Ortiz announced that Circuit Judge Margaret J. Mullen is retiring, effective December 31, 2017, after over 25 years on the bench. Additional Info...
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    19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT AND LAKE COUNTY CIRCUIT CLERK’S OFFICE PREPARE FOR ELECTRONIC FILING OF ORDERS

    As of January 1, 2018, the Illinois Supreme Court requires electronic filing (e-filing) of Court documents for civil cases in Illinois Supreme, Appellate, and Circuit Courts. Additional Info...
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    Law Day at the Lake County Courthouse was observed on Friday, April 27, 2018. Read more..




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