In honor of Polish Heritage Month, the Circuit Court of Cook County will host a tour of the Richard J. Daley Center Courthouse on Thursday, October 25, 2018, beginning at 10 a.m. Cosponsoring the tour is the Advocates Society The Association of Polish-American Attorneys, The Polish American Association (PAA), and The Amicus Poloniae Legal Center – announced Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans.
The Annual Polish Heritage Month Courthouse Tour is part of the court’s year-round Community Heritage Month Courthouse Tour series which coincide with observances that celebrate racial and ethnic diversity. “The tours help the court to reach out to Cook County’s many diverse communities hoping to increase understanding of how the legal system works and to ensure that opportunity to view how court functions firsthand is available to everyone,” said Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans. Now in their 19th year, the tours have been attended by thousands of Cook County residents.
Located at 50 West Washington Street in Chicago, the Daley Center is the main courthouse for the Circuit Court of Cook County, one of the nation’s largest unified court systems. Tour participants will visit a courtroom to observe a civil trial in progress, participate in an informal question and answer session with a judge, and have the opportunity to meet with bar association representatives.
Tour participants also receive a copy of the court’s informational guide, which outlines how the Circuit Court of Cook County is structured, explains the basics of trial proceedings, and includes a directory of court and county services.
Tour reservations are recommended. Individuals or groups planning to attend the Annual Polish Heritage Month Courthouse Tour should contact the Circuit Court of Cook County’s Office of Accessibility and Education Outreach at 312.603.1927, on or before Friday, October 19, 2018. The tour is limited to persons age ten and older, with a maximum of 35 persons to a group.
For more information about other courthouse tours and the Circuit Court of Cook County, visit www.cookcountycourt.org.
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