November 14, 2018

In this editorial, Jenner & Block Associate Daniel A. Epstein explains that the Cook County court that determines whether tenants should be evicted does not provide a court reporter and—unlike some other courts in the state—has not adopted digital recording.   “As a result,” he observes, “people fighting evictions are not guaranteed a transcript of their proceedings, which makes it impossible for some to effectively appeal their wrongful evictions.”  Mr. Epstein suggests that the Illinois Supreme Court’s Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts fund the effort to provide digital recording.  The editorial was co-authored with Ken Thomas.