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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
“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.
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.
Chief Judge Jay W. Ukena has received notification from Marcia M. Meis, Director of the Administrative Office of Illinois Courts, that thirty-three attorneys have filed their applications for the Associate Judge.
“Mr. Ari P. Fisz will become the next Associate Judge of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit,” said Chief Judge Jay W. Ukena.
One Book, One Judge, One Goal was started by Second District Appellate Court Justice Mary S. Schostok, during the term of her IJA presidency, and has enjoyed growing momentum over the past five years.
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;
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.