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  • 17th Circuit Court Sets Plans to Resume Jury Trials 01-05-2021

    Jury trials have been paused in Winnebago and Boone Counties since last fall due to COVID-19, and the Court today set the following targets for resumption of jury service: Grand jury:  new panels will be sworn in at the beginning of February. Criminal jury...

  • Debbie Jarvis Appointed to the ILSC Probation Policy Advisory Board 11-18-2020

    The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Debbie Jarvis, Director of Court Services for the 17th Judicial Circuit, to sit as a member of the Illinois Supreme Court Probation Policy Advisory Board. This Board discusses and provides insight and input...

Employment Opportunities

Independent Contract Position: Administrative Assistant to Guardians ad Litem

The Winnebago County Circuit Court is accepting applications for the positon of Administrative Assistant for the court's contract Guardians ad Litem, who represent the best interest of children in abuse and neglect court.

AmeriCorps JusticeCorps

The Winnebago County Courthouse in Rockford is an Illinois JusticeCorps site. The AmeriCorps JusticeCorps places 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 learn about the role and function of the judiciary. Students will learn how courts operate and will gain practical legal experience.

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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

winnebago county criminal justice center

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

boone county courthouse