GENERAL ADMINSITRATIVE ORDER NO. 2014-06 NOTE-TAKING DURING COURT PROCEEDINGS


GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2014-06

SUBJECT:  Note-taking during court proceedings

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that note-taking shall be permitted in court proceedings conducted in courtrooms of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.  The taking of  notes in court proceedings remains subject to this court’s General Administrative Order No 2013-05 - Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices, all laws requiring limited public access to the proceedings, and all other applicable laws and court orders.  Nothing in this order shall be interpreted to interfere with a judge’s ability to ensure that court proceedings are conducted with fitting dignity and decorum and without distraction, as required by Canon 3 of the Illinois Code of Judicial Conduct, Ill. S. Ct. R. 63, or to affect the sheriff’s responsibility to maintain the safety and security of the courtroom.

Dated this 30th day of May, 2014. This order shall be spread upon the records of this court and published.

 

 

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Timothy C. Evans
Chief Judge
Circuit Court of Cook County

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