23.6 Substitution of judge


(A) As of right

A motion for substitution of judge as of right shall be presented to the judge to whom the case is currently assigned.  If the judge assigned to the case is unavailable, the motion shall be continued and heard when the judge returns.  However, for good cause shown, the motion may be presented to the presiding judge of the division or district in which the case is then pending.

(B) For cause

A motion for substitution of judge for cause shall be presented to the judge to whom the case is currently assigned.  Upon a determination that the motion should be heard by another judge, the judge to whom the case is assigned shall transfer the case to the  presiding judge of the division or district in which the case is then pending, who shall assign the case to another judge for hearing.

(C) Orders granting a substitution of judge shall be accompanied by an order transferring the case to the presiding judge of the division or district in which the case is then pending for reassignment.

Dated this 29th day of August, 2013, effective immediately. This Rule shall be spread upon the records of this Court and published.

ADOPTED BY A MAJORITY OF THE JUDGES OF

THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY.

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