09-5 Re: Reassignment of Cases - Substitution of Judge and Recusal


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS
DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND CHILD PROTECTION
CHILD PROTECTION DIVISION

GENERAL ORDER 09-5

RE: REASSIGNMENT OF CASES – SUBSTITUTION OF JUDGE AND RECUSAL

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND UNTIL FURTHER ORDER OF THIS COURT,

Cases subject to:

  1. An order granting a substitution of judge,
  2. An order of recusal (except when entered to allow siblings to join a sibling transferred by substitution of judge),

shall be reassigned geographically unless the case was previously assigned geographically, then it will be randomly assigned among the remaining general abuse and neglect calendars.

All orders of recusal must state the reason for the recusal in writing. All motions for substitution of judge must be in writing and include the name of the moving party and the name of the judge.

Any motion of substitution of judge as or right, must be filed before the start of the Temporary Custody Hearing, or before the judge in a newly reassigned case has made a substantive ruling.

This General Order supercedes Child Protection Division General Order 05-6.

This order is entered this date, March 19, 2009, and shall be spread of record and published.

 

Patricia M. Martin
Presiding Judge
Child Protection Division