Administrative Law Judges (ALJs)
ALJs are appointed attorneys with at least 5 years legal experience and are licensed before the State Bar of Illinois. They are appointed to preside over all cases, just as a judge would in a courtroom. With the exception of a few presiding ALJs, most are independent contractors and not Cook County employees. They do not report to the head of the county department that issued the ticket. The ALJs are required to undergo training to be professional, fair and courteous.
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