Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-1111    Version: 1 Name: Self Represented Litigants Grant SFY21
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/14/2020 In control: Law & Judicial Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/8/2020
Title: Joint resolution authorizing an emergency appropriation with offsetting revenue in the amount of $20,000 to support the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court's Self-Represented Litigant (SRL) Coordinator.
Attachments: 1. Self Represented Litigants FY2021 Grant Letter.pdf

Title

Joint resolution authorizing an emergency appropriation with offsetting revenue in the amount of $20,000 to support the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court’s Self-Represented Litigant (SRL) Coordinator.

 

Staff Summary

                     The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice has awarded the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court $20,000 to support the work of the Court’s SRL Coordinator.

                     Allowable uses for these funds are:

o                     Partial funding of the Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator’s Salary.

o                     Continuation of an early resolution program.

o                     Web-site Development to Include a Chat Feature.

o                     Supplies and Equipment.

                     The Court has received grant funding under this program since Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. The FY 2020 grant is an increase of $7,000.00 over the FY 2019 amount. 

                     This resolution authorizes an emergency appropriation of $20,000. The grant does not require a match.

 

Body

RESOLUTION

 

WHEREAS, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice has awarded the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court $20,000 to support the work of the Court’s SRL Coordinator for the grant period of August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2021; and

 

WHEREAS, the funding will be used to partially offset the salary of the SRL Coordinator, continue the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court’s early resolution program and aid in the development of a chat feature on the Court’s web-site; and

 

WHEREAS, the County Board must authorize an emergency appropriation of $20,000 to implement this grant.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by this County Board of Lake County, Illinois, that the County Board authorizes an emergency appropriation with offsetting revenue in the amount of $20,000, to support the work of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court’s SRL Coordinator for the grant period of

August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2021.

 

DATED at Waukegan, Illinois, on September 8, 2020.