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-Second Judicial Circuit Seeks to Help Those Representing Themselves in Court

The Second Judicial Circuit is proud to announce it was recently awarded a grant to establish a new program aimed at providing free legal advice to individuals who are representing themselves in court. The grant, made available through the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice (ATJ Commission) and the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts will be used to fund a new program in which a licensed attorney will be available to meet with individuals in the library and provide them with free legal coaching, document review, e-filing, and referrals.

-Second Judicial Circuit Makes School Supply Donation to Egyptian Health Department

The Second Judicial Circuit recently participated in a statewide initiative sponsored by the Illinois Judges Association and the Conference of Chief Judges to help local schools, students, and community organizations prepare for success in the 2022-23 school year by donating school supplies to students throughout the Circuit. 

-Second Judicial Circuit Donates School Supplies to SWAN

The Second Judicial Circuit recently participated in a statewide initiative sponsored by the Illinois Judges Association and the Conference of Chief Judges to help local schools, students, and community organizations prepare for success in the 2022-23 school year by donating school supplies to students throughout the Circuit. 

-Wabash County Court Awarded Over $64,000 for Technology Upgrades

Wabash County Circuit Court has been awarded a technology grant totaling $64,053.88 from the Technology Modernization Funding Program offered by the Illinois Supreme Court and the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts. Wabash County Resident Judge William Hudson and Circuit Clerk Angela Crum sought the funding made available to county courts throughout Illinois by obtaining bids for equipment upgrades and drafting the grant proposal.

-Gallatin County Court Awarded Over $57,000 for Technology Upgrades

Gallatin County Circuit Court has been awarded a technology grant totaling $57,842.90 from the Technology Modernization Funding Program offered by the Illinois Supreme Court and the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts. Gallatin County Resident Judge Thomas Foster and Circuit Clerk Brittney Capeheart sought the funding made available to county courts throughout Illinois by obtaining bids for equipment upgrades and drafting the grant proposal.

-Franklin County Probation Officer Honored

Second Circuit Chief Judge, Melissa A. Morgan is proud to recognize former Franklin County Probation Officer, Matthew Davis for his distinguished career as an Adult Probation Officer with the Second Judicial Circuit. Officer Davis was recently honored in a ceremony at the Franklin County Courthouse for his 22 years of service to the Circuit.

-Second Judicial Circuit Probation Officer, Cindy Myers Honored for Distinguished Career

Second Circuit Chief Judge, Melissa A. Morgan is proud to recognize Jefferson County Probation Officer, Cindy Myers for her distinguished career as an Adult Probation Officer with the Second Judicial Circuit. Officer Myers was honored Tuesday, July 5, in Court for her dedication and commitment to the courts in a career that spanned 29 years.

Cindy Myers began her employment with the Second Circuit on May 16, 1993.  Although she initially worked in Franklin County, Ms. Myers accepted a transfer to Jefferson County where she has worked as an Adult Probation Officer. 

-Hardin County Circuit Court Awarded Over $119,000.00 in Technology Grant Funding

Hardin County Circuit Court has been awarded a technology grant totaling $119,414.35 from the Technology Modernization Funding Program offered by the
Illinois Supreme Court and the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.  Hardin County Resident Judge Tara Wallace and Circuit Clerk Nancy Pennell sought the funding made available to county courts throughout Illinois by securing bids for technology and equipment upgrades and drafting the grant proposal.

-Technology Grant Awarded to Wayne County Circuit Court

Wayne County Circuit Court has been awarded a technology grant in the amount of $69,033.15 from the Technology Modernization Funding Program offered by the Illinois Supreme Court and the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.  Wayne County Resident Judge Michael J. Molt and Circuit Clerk Pam Southerd sought the funding made available to county courts throughout Illinois by securing bids for technology upgrades and drafting the grant proposal that was approved in its entirety.

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