09-18 Re: Case Management Conference - Adjudication


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

GENERAL ORDER 09-18

RE: CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE - ADJUDICATION

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND UNTIL FURTHER ORDER OF THIS COURT,

Case Management Conferences shall be conducted pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 218 by the judge or an employee of the court designated by the judge. For purposes of Rule 218 and this General Order a case is considered at issue when service has been perfected on the child respondent and at least one of the parent respondents.

Discovery going to the issues to be decided at the adjudication shall be completed 30 days prior to the initial case management conference. The initial case plan shall be provided to the court and the parties pursuant to the statutory requirements.

In any case at issue, the initial case management conference shall be scheduled to coincide with the Court Family Conference. The sequence in which these two conferences are conducted shall be at the discretion of the judge. Subsequent case management conferences shall be scheduled by the court as appropriate.

At the conclusion of the conference an order in accordance with Rule 218 (c) shall be entered on a form approved by the Presiding Judge of the Child Protection Division. If the conference is conducted by the judge’s designee, the designee shall draft a proposed order for review by the judge. If, after review, the judge enters the order, it shall be binding on all parties unless the order is modified by a subsequent order. The court shall ensure that a signed copy of the order is made available to the attorneys for the parties after it is signed.

Once a Case Management Order is entered, it may only be modified by a subsequent court order upon motion of the court or the parties. Parties added after entry of a case management order shall be bound by its provisions unless the new parties, by motion, request relief from the provision contained in any prior Case Management Order.

This General Order supercedes Child Protection Division General Order 05-21.

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