GENERAL ORDER NO. 18.3 - Duties of the Presiding Judge


A. When a multiple arrest occurs in any Municipal District, it shall be the duty of the Presiding Judge of the District upon notification:

(i) To designate the courtrooms to be used for accepting the filings of complaints and for the setting of bail;

(ii) To assign judges to adequately staff the courtrooms provided;

(iii) To designate a place or places for the preparation or making of bail bonds and for the taking of security deposits on bail; and

(iv) To notify the following persons and direct them to assign sufficient deputies and assistants to adequately staff the court facilities provided:

(a) The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County,

(b) The Sheriff of Cook County,

(c) The State's Attorney of Cook County,

(d) In Municipal District One, the Corporation Counsel of the City of Chicago; In Municipal Districts Two through Six, the appropriate Municipal prosecuting attorney,

(e) The Public Defender of Cook County,

(f) The Chairman of the Chicago Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Committee,

(g) In Municipal District One, the Supervisor of the Official Court Reporters for Municipal District One; In Municipal Districts Two through Six, the Supervisor of the Official Court Reporters for the District,

(h) The Chief Adult Probation Officer of Cook County, and

(i) The Circuit Court of Cook County Interpreter's Office.

B. When juveniles are included in a multiple arrest in any Municipal District, it shall be the duty of the Presiding Judge of the District, in addition to the foregoing, upon notification:

(i) To designate the courtrooms to be used for the holding of detention hearings as provided in the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 as amended; and

(ii) To notify the Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Justice Division who will assign sufficient judges and other personnel to adequately staff the court facilities provided.

[Amended, effective August 1, 1996.]