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Chief Judge Evans announces date for Annual Arab-American Heritage Month Courthouse Tour

Released On 10/16/2015

In honor of Arab-American Heritage Month, the Circuit Court of Cook County will host tours of the Richard J. Daley Center on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, beginning at 10 a.m.  Co-sponsoring the tour is the Arab-American Bar Association of Illinois, Inc.

 

“The Annual Arab-American Heritage Month Courthouse Tour is part of the court’s year-round Community Heritage Month courthouse Tour series which coincide with observances that celebrate racial and ethnic diversity.  The tours help the court to reach out to Cook County’s many diverse communities hoping to increase understanding of how the legal system works and to ensure that opportunity to view how court functions firsthand is available to everyone,” said Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans.  Now in their 16th year, the tours have been attended by thousands of Cook County residents.

 

Located at 50 West Washington Street in Chicago, the Daley Center is the main courthouse for the Circuit Court of Cook County, one of the nation’s largest unified court systems.  Tour highlights will include a visit to a courtroom to observe a civil trial in progress, an informal question and answer session with a judge and the opportunity to meet with bar association representatives.

 

Tour participants also receive a copy of the court’s informational guide which outlines how the Circuit Court of Cook County is structured, explains the basics of trial proceedings and includes a directory of court and county services.

 

Tour reservations are recommended.  Individuals or groups planning to attend the Annual Arab-American Heritage Month Courthouse Tour should contact Milissa Pacelli, of the Circuit Court of Cook County’s Office of Accessibility and Education Outreach, at 312.603.1927 on or before Friday, November 13, 2015.  The tour is aimed at persons age ten and older, with a maximum of 35 persons to a group.

 

For more information about other courthouse tours and general information on the Circuit Court of Cook County, visit www.cookcountycourt.org.

 

 

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