Protecting The Interests Of The County And Its Residents

In addition to criminal prosecutions and related programs that promote public safety, the Office of the Cook County State’s Attorney must thoughtfully and proactively work through its Civil Division to protect the interests of the County, in civil matters, and to advocate for County residents through proactive civil litigation. In order to achieve this, the office will:

• Empower and encourage Bureau attorneys to proactively develop and pursue civil cases that advocate for the interests of County residents and potentially raise revenue for the County, including on topics such as wage theft and consumer fraud.

• Cultivate collaboration between the Office and its client, Cook County, to develop protocols and practices to assess risk, evaluate potential conflicts, and reduce exposure when the County is sued.