FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chief Judge Evans enters order on the taking of notes in court
Released On 05/30/2014
Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans today entered General Administrative Order No. 2014-06 which permits the public present at court proceedings conducted in courtrooms of the Circuit Court of Cook County to take written notes while court is in session.
“I firmly believe that the integrity of our courts depends on increasing, not limiting, public access in the courtroom, whether that access is allowing the media to film proceedings or allowing people to simply write down what they see and hear,” said Chief Judge Evans. “Every time integrity is embraced, justice is enhanced.”
The use of laptop computers and other electronic devices in the courtrooms of the Circuit Court of Cook County is prohibited and may not be used to take notes unless otherwise expressly permitted by the judge presiding.
General Administrative Order No. 2014-06 is attached.