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How our court is organized.

 Office of the Chief Judge

    The Chief Judge is a Circuit Judge elected by a majority of the Circuit Judges within the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit for a term of one year commencing on the 1st Monday of January of each year. The Chief Judge is the Chief Judicial Officer of the Circuit and is the liaison in all judicial administrative matters. He exercises administrative supervision over all courts within the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit. The Chief Judge may enter administrative orders over his signature, except as otherwise provided by Supreme Court or Circuit Rule. The Chief Judge has at his disposal the Administrative Office of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit. This resource serves the Chief Judge in carrying out his administrative duties in order for the judicial circuit to best serve the citizenry of Lake County.


Judicial Court Divisions


Administrative Office of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit

Civil Division

Family Division

Felony Division

Misdemeanor/Traffic Division

 Organizational Chart


Core Support Units 

Division of Administrative Services

Division of Adult Probation Services

Division of Judicial Information Systems

Division of Judicial Operations

Division of Juvenile Probation & Detention Services

Division of Psychological Services

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