Nerheim Elected to Serve on ILSAAP

Mike Nerheim, Lake County State’s Attorney. /Photo: Courtesy MNMike Nerheim, Lake County State’s Attorney. /Photo: Courtesy MN

State’s Attorney will serve on the Illinois Office of the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor.

By PF Staff

Lake County, IL. – On December 12, 2018, Lake County State’s Attorney Michael G. Nerheim was elected by his colleagues in the Second Judicial District to serve on the Board of Governors of the Illinois Office of the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor (ILSAAP).
The Office of the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor is a judicial agency of state government that provides support services for the 102 State’s Attorneys throughout Illinois. ILSAAP is responsible for handling intermediate appeals, advice calls on novel and complex legal issues, conflict of interest prosecutions, advanced prosecutor training and coordinating legislative policy recommendations.
The Board of Governors is responsible for overseeing and providing guidance to the Director of the agency, who handles all administrative and managerial functions for the 70 plus employees statewide. Together, they assist prosecutors to pursue justice, not merely convictions.
Membership of the Office of the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor encompasses all 102 State’s Attorneys, but the Board of Governors is comprised of ten elected State’s Attorneys who direct the Agency’s functions.
Eight State’s Attorneys are elected to serve on the Board, two from each judicial district, the Cook County State’s Attorney serves by statute, and one additional State’s Attorney is appointed member-at-large by the other nine members. The Board members elect officers to preside during the one-year term.
The counties include:
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In addition, State’s Attorney Nerheim was elected by members statewide to serve on the Executive Committee of the Illinois State’s Attorney’s Association at its meeting on December 12, 2018.
“I am honored to have been selected by my fellow State’s Attorneys to help represent the interests of justice across Northern Illinois. While the Second District is comprised of counties that range from urban to rural, we share many of the same issues,” said Nerheim. “By working together, we can ensure that we are all most effectively serving our respective communities,” he added.