GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 97-5 - APPOINTMENT OF COURT RECORD MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS

GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 97-5

SUBJECT: APPOINTMENT OF COURT RECORD MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:

Effective August 18, 1997, a Court Record Management Committee is hereby created within the Circuit Court of Cook County. The Committee shall serve pursuant to the authority conferred by 705 ILCS 105/13, 705 ILCS 150/22 of the Rule 0.3, Rules of the Circuit Court of Cook County and the inherent authority of the court to control its records and docket:

105/13. Duty of clerks

Sec. 13. The clerks shall attend the sessions of their respective courts, preserve all the files and papers thereof, make, keep and preserve complete records of all the proceedings and determinations thereof, except in cases otherwise provided by law, and do and perform all other duties pertaining to their offices, as may be required by law or the rules and orders of their courts respectively. This section is subject to the provisions of "The Local Records Act", approved August 18, 1961, as amended.

105/22. Judges to examine offices, etc., of clerks

Sec. 22. The judges of the several courts shall, as often as once in each year, make an examination of the offices of the clerks of their respective courts, and may give such directions and make such orders in regard to the keeping of the same, and the records and papers thereof, not contrary to law, as they shall deem best.

PART O. ORGANIZATION

0.3 Records

(c) Pursuant to the authority conferred upon the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court by the Constitution of the State of Illinois, the authority of 705 ILCS 105/22, and the inherent authority of the Court to control the record keeping of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, the Chief Judge is authorized to create a committee composed of judges of the Circuit Court for the purpose of examining the record keeping of the Clerk of the Circuit Court. The committee shall study the record keeping of the Clerk of the Circuit Court and shall make recommendations to the Chief Judge regarding the same. The Chief Judge shall then enter orders to give directions regarding the keeping of the records.

The Committee shall be comprised of the following members:

Hon. Francis Barth
Presiding Judge, County Division

Hon. Henry A. Budzinski
Presiding Judge, Probate Division

Hon. Judith Cohen
Presiding Judge, Law Division

Hon. Arthur L. Dunne
Presiding Judge, Chancery Division

Hon. Timothy C. Evans
Presiding Judge, Domestic Relations Division

Hon. Thomas R. Fitzgerald
Presiding Judge, Criminal Division

Hon. Sidney A. Jones, III
Supervising Judge, First Municipal District

Hon. Patrick E. McGann
Supervising Judge, Traffic Court

Hon. Anthony S. Montelione
Presiding Judge, Fifth Municipal District

Hon. Julia M. Nowicki
Supervising Judge
Complex Litigation Section, Law Division

Hon. Stuart A. Nudelman
Presiding Judge, Fourth Municipal District

Hon. Nancy Sidote Salyers
Presiding Judge, Child Protection Division

Hon. Earl E. Strayhorn
Presiding Judge, First Municipal District

Hon. Donald P. O'Connell
Chief Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County
ex officio member and Chairperson

Dated this 18th day of August, 1997. This order supersedes General Administrative Order No. 96-4. This order shall be spread upon the records of this Court and published.

ENTER:

Donald P. O'Connell
Chief Judge
Circuit Court of Cook County 

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