Chief Judge

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The Office of the Chief Judge is the administrative arm of the Circuit Court of Cook County. The Department prepares the Circuit Court's annual budget and supervises approximately 2,750 non-judicial employees who work in 14 offices that provide probation and other court-support services, such as court reporting and foreign language interpretation. Effective May 20, 2015, the Department began supervision of the operations of the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.  

Mandates and Key Activities

The Office of the Chief Judge is the principle administrative office serving the Circuit Court of Cook County providing support and services to the judiciary, the public and court-involved individuals. Support and services include: jury service, judicial training, legal research, court interpreters, foreclosure mediation, child care for persons having business with the court, advice desks, human resources, procurement, grants management and management information services. The Office of the Chief Judge also oversees and coordinates the non-judicial offices within the court, as well as judicial law clerks and clerical support staff.