GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2017-01 APPOINTMENT OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER OR DESIGNEE FOR PERSONS IN POLICE CUSTODY


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS 

GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER No. 2017- 01

SUBJECT:  Appointment of the Public Defender or designee for persons in police custody
 

Pursuant to the court’s inherent authority to assign counsel in criminal cases and effective immediately, 

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, when an arrestee or other person not represented by counsel is held in police custody and requests court-appointed legal representation, and representation is available from the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender or its designee (“Public Defender”), the Public Defender shall be deemed appointed by the court as defense counsel, pending appearance before the court. 

Dated this 14th day of March, 2017.

Enter: 

Timothy C. Evans
Chief Judge
Circuit Court of Cook County

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