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Chief Judge Evans announces date for Annual Circuit Court of Cook County Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Courthouse Tour

Released On 04/25/2005

Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans announced the Annual Circuit of Cook County Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Courthouse Tour will take place on Wednesday, May 25, 2005, in the Richard J. Daley Center at 50 West Washington Street in Chicago. Co-sponsoring the tour are the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area, the Chinese American Bar Association, the Filipino-American Bar Association, the Indian American Bar Association and the Korean American Bar Association.

The tour offers the public a sense of the day-to-day operations of one of the nation’s largest unified court systems. Highlights of the tour will include a visit to a courtroom to observe a trial in progress, and an informal presentation by a Circuit Court judge, the opportunity to meet with bar association representatives, and viewing the court's juror orientation video.

Tour participants receive a copy of the court's information guide which outlines the structure of the Circuit Court of Cook County, explains the basics of trial proceedings, and includes a directory of court and county services.

The Annual Circuit Court of Cook County Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Courthouse Tour is part of the court’s year-round Community Heritage Month Courthouse Tour series which combines public education activities with national and local observances marking racial and ethnic diversity. Tours are also held during Black History Month, Women’s History Month, National Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month, Italian Heritage Month, Arab Heritage Month, Polish Heritage Month, and on Puerto Rican Heritage Day. The tours have been attended by hundreds of Cook County residents.

Individuals or groups planning on attending the Annual Circuit Court of Cook County Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Courthouse Tour may contact Milissa Pacelli of the Circuit Court of Cook County’s Public Affairs Office at 312.603.1927 on or before Monday,

May 23, 2005. The tour is limited to persons age ten and older, with a maximum of 35 persons to a group. Reservations are recommended. The tour will depart at 10 a.m. from the Daley Center’s west lobby (Washington Street and Clark Street entrance).

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

 

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