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    Smartphones and Safety

    Safety is a concern of all organizations, and there is no warning given when an emergency will occur. There is a better than 75% probability that when a crisis or disaster strikes your organization, you will not be in your office. 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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    Second Associate Judge Appointed

    "I am pleased to announce that the second Associate Judge vacancy will be filled by Paul B. Novak," said Chief Judge Jorge Ortiz. Judge Ortiz received official word today from Michael Tardy, Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts. Additional Info...
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    19th Judicial Circuit's New Website Launched

    The 19th Judicial Circuit Court is excited to announce the launch of its new website. New design and layout, new user friendly tools, and easy navigation are just a few new features of the Court’s new website. Additional Info...
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    Judge Elizabeth Rochford Re-Elected to ISBA Board of Governors

    Elizabeth Rochford, an Associate Judge of the 19th Judicial Circuit in the Lake County, has been re-elected to the Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). Additional Info...
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  1. Report of the Judiciary

    Overview, initiatives, accomplishments...

    The Report of the Judiciary is a comprehensive report of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit's activities throughout the preceding year.

    We hope our report will confirm your confidence in our judges and dedicated staff.

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