About the Office

The Honorable Dorothy Brown created the Office of the Inspector General in 2003 under the guidelines of the Cook County Inspector General's Ordinance. The purpose of the office is to receive and investigate complaints of fraud, waste, mismanagement, abuse and misconduct by employees of the Clerk's Office.

In January 2021, the Honorable Iris Y. Martinez named James Murphy-Aguilu as the Inspector General of the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Mr. Murphy-Aguilu, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School. Mr. Murphy-Aguilu previously worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County and as a Deputy Chief with the Civilian Office of Accountability (COPA).

Inspector General

The Inspector General oversees all investigative reports and audits submitted for review. The OIG conducts thorough investigations on complaints of infractions to the rules and regulations of the Clerk's Office as well as customer complaints of misconduct. The OIG has the authority to review and monitor the recording of legal documents in the official court docket of the Clerk's Office and conduct financial and operational efficiency audits.

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