2017 Annual Arab-American Heritage Month Courthouse Tour 

2017 Annual Arab-American Heritage Month Courthouse Tour 
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2017 Annual Arab-American Heritage Month Courthouse Tour 

In honor of Arab-American Heritage Month, Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans hosted a tour of the Richard J. Daley Center on Wednesday November 15, 2017. Co-sponsoring the tour was the Arab-American Bar Association of Illinois.

The Annual Arab-American heritage Month Courthouse tour is part of the court’s year-round community Heritage month Courthouse Tour series which coincide with observances that celebrate racial and ethnic diversity. The tours help the court to reach out to Cook County’s many diverse communities hoping to increase understanding of how the legal system works and to ensure that opportunity to view how court functions firsthand is available for everyone. 

2017 Arab American Heritage Month tour of the Richard J. Daley Center hosted by Chief Judge Timothy Evans.

2017 Arab American Heritage Month tour of the Richard J. Daley Center hosted by Chief Judge Timothy Evans.

Tour was organized by:

Office of Accessibility and Education Outreach Office of Chief Judge

Circuit Court of Cook County

Supervisor: Marta Almodovar

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Program:

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. observing a jury trial in progress in the Law Division

10:00a.m.-12:00p.m. official part of the event Courtroom 2403

Judiciary Members Invited to the Tour:

Honorable Samuel J. Betar III Third Municipal District

Speakers:

Attorney Donna Haddad Arab American Bar Association

Attorney Rouhi J. Shalabi Arab American Bar Association

Attorney Reem Odeh  Arab American Bar Association

Sophia Akbar Administrative Office of Illinois Courts

Gerald Hankerson  CAIR Council on American-Islamic Relations

Guests:

Attorney Khaled J. Elkhatib

Honorable Mohamed Aboueldehab Consul General of the Arab Republic of Egypt

Honorable Heba Zaki Deputy Consul General General of the Arab Republic of Egypt

Schools in Attendance:

Students from: Aqsa School 10th Grade Class (26 students) and  Universal School 10th Grade Class (55 students)

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