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Chief Judge Evans announces date for court's annual Arab Heritage Month Courthouse Tour

Released On 10/15/2003

Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans today announced the Annual Circuit Court of Cook County Arab Heritage Month Courthouse Tour will be held on Friday, November 14, 2003, in the Richard J. Daley Center at 50 West Washington Street in Chicago. Joining the court in sponsoring the tour is the Arab-American Bar Association of Illinois, Inc.

The tour is designed to offer the public a sense of day-to-day operations in one of the world’s largest unified court systems. Tour highlights include a visit to a courtroom to observe a trial in progress, a meeting with a judge of the Circuit Court for an informal presentation, and the opportunity to meet with bar association representatives. Tour participants also receive a copy of the Circuit Court of Cook County Informational 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 Arab Heritage Month Courthouse Tour is part of the court’s year-round Community Heritage Month Courthouse Tour series. The tours combine public education activities with national and local observances celebrating racial and ethnic diversity. Tours are also held during Asian Pacific Heritage Month, Black History Month, Italian Heritage Month, Polish Heritage Month, and on Puerto Rican Heritage Day. The tours have been attended by hundreds of Cook County residents.

Individuals and groups planning on attending the Annual Circuit Court of Cook County Arab Heritage Month Courthouse Tour may contact the Circuit Court of Cook County’s Public Affairs Office at (312) 603-1927 on or before November 10, 2003. The tours are limited to persons age ten and older, with a maximum of 35 persons to a group. Reservations are recommended. The tour will depart at 10:00 a.m. from the Daley Center’s west lobby located on Randolph and Clark Streets.

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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