The 2015 ILCRA Marathon Seminar at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Chicago - Oak Brook was a great success!
Check out the next issue of Ad Infinitum for highlights!
See you in Springfield for the 2015 Annual Convention September 11-13!
Legislative Update (3/13/15)
ILCRA OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER UPDATE
Late 3/11/15 -- after 10:00 p.m. -- the Illinois Supreme Court notified via email all the members of the Conference of Chief Judges the current strategy of "Wait and see what the legislators and Governor Rauner will do to fix the FY2015 budget crisis" was not acceptable. The CCJ were directed by the ILSC to present a plan on March 20th during the next scheduled CCJ meeting which will keep access to justice available through the end of the fiscal year. In other words, present a plan to keep the courthouses in IL open through June 30, 2015, if funding appropriations for official court reporter salaries are not received.
For those affected, please contact the chief judge of your circuit for specific answers with regard to how your chief judge plans to carry out the directive given by the Illinois Supreme Court.
This is a very emotional issue and our messages must be logical, effective, and extremely targeted to have an impact.
ILCRA needs you to contact YOUR specific state legislator (state Representative and Senator) and ask them to speak to their leadership to move of funding the official court reporter fund NOW! Additionally, you can call the Governor's office and ask them to help make sure this gets done.
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Audio Backup Tapes
An ILCRA member contacted us regarding case law dealing with court reporter's audio tapes. For more information, you may contact the ILCRA Board for case law stating the reporter's audio backup tapes are the reporter's personal property to which the public has no entitlement. NCRA Advisory Opinion No. 38 can be located here.NCRA Advisory Opinion 38