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  • Attorney Nick E. Zimmerman Selected as Winnebago County Public Defender 03-30-2021

    Eugene G. Doherty, Chief Judge of the 17th Judicial Circuit Court, is pleased to announce that the circuit judges of the 17th Circuit have selected Attorney Nick E. Zimmerman as Public Defender for Winnebago County, Illinois. The vacancy in this...

  • 17th Circuit Court Judges "Visit" Area Classrooms 03-11-2021

    The Judges of the Seventeenth Circuit Court are “visiting” area classrooms. The Seventeenth Circuit’s Judicial Speakers Bureau has expanded its offerings this spring in response to the ongoing pandemic. The use of technology has permitted judges to...

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AmeriCorps JusticeCorps

The Winnebago County Courthouse in Rockford is an Illinois JusticeCorps site.  The AmeriCorps JusticeCorps place volunteers in courthouses to help people without lawyers navigate the judicial system.  

Voluntary Externships

The Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court accepts applications from law students seeking to voluntary externships.  Students will learn how courts operate and will gain practical legal experience by providing assistance to the judiciary.  

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ADMINISTRATION OFFICE OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT

The mission of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court is to serve the public by providing access to a fair and efficient system of justice in accordance with the law that fosters public trust and confidence.

Statement of Professional Aspirations for the 17th Circuit Court

WINNEBAGO COUNTY
COURTHOUSE

400 W STATE ST, ROCKFORD, IL

winnebago county courthouse

WINNEBAGO COUNTY
CRIMINAL JUSTICE CENTER

650 W STATE ST, ROCKFORD, IL

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WINNEBAGO COUNTY
JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER

211 S COURT ST, ROCKFORD, IL

winnebago county juvenile justice center

BOONE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE

601 N MAIN ST, BELVIDERE, IL

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