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    Senior Law Day 2016

    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 Additional Info...
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    TWENTY-EIGHT SUBMIT APPLICATIONS FOR ASSOCIATE JUDGE POSITION

    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 Additional Info...
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    Lake County Chief Judge Honored

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

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

    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. Additional Info...
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    John Howard Association's Report on Depke Juvenile Justice Complex

    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. Additional Info...
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    Ortiz Re-Elected to Second Term as Chief Judge

    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. Additional Info...
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    Judicial Appointments to State Organizations

    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. Additional Info...
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  1. Veteran's History Project


    VHP’s mission is to collect, preserve, and make accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

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