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NCJ Number: 78707 Find in a Library
Title: Illinois Judicial Conference - Report, 1979
Corporate Author: Illinois Judicial Conference
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 259
Sponsoring Agency: Illinois Judicial Conference
Chicago, IL 60602
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This 1979 report of the Illinois Judicial Conference contains the proceedings of the associate judge seminar held in March, the judicial conference held in September, and the several regional seminars held throughout the State during the year.
Abstract: At the March seminar, findings were reported from a survey of Illinois associate judges which aimed to identify areas felt to be the major obstacles facing the effective administration of high-volume courts. A panel discussion focused on whether the public is losing confidence in the judiciary and the reasons for and solutions to this problem. Five seminars focused on the topics of evidence, trial practice, traffic law, criminal law, and recent developments in civil law. The September conference included a discussion of jury selection and utilization and a report of a committee studying the modernization of jury administration in Illinois. Seminar topics were civil law, evidence, criminal law, the role and function of the trial judge, and chancery. Agendas for each meeting, memorial resolutions, other speakers' remarks and addresses, lists of Illinois judges by district, and maps are provided. Appendixes present the 1978 report of the study committee on the enforcement of support orders and results of balloting on issues raised in the report.
Index Term(s): Court management; Family support; Illinois; Jury selection; Public Attitudes/Opinion
Note: Report of the 1979 Associate Judge Seminar, Chicago, March 28, 29 and 30, 1979.
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