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Chicago Appleseed promotes social justice and government effectiveness by identifying injustice in our community, investigating its causes and proposing effective solutions.

CLE on the Administrative Process for Child Support EnforcementThanks to everyone who attended our CLE on the Administrative Process for Child Support Enforcement. We'd  especially like to thank Ralph Abt and Yvette Perez-Trevino from DHFS for their thorough presentation, as well as Zeophus Williams of the State's Attorney's office for her presentation. Thanks, also to Judge Pamela Loza, Supervising Judge of the Parentage Court in the Domestic Relation Division, for [more]
Pillars of Justice Reception Please join us at our annual Pillars of Justice Award reception, co-hosted by National Appleseed on March 12 at River Roast in Chicago. We will be honoring the law firm of Loevy & Loevy, as well as Anne Geraghty Helms, Pro Bono Coordinator, DLA Piper and James F. Rogers, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Orbitz Worldwide Please use this reply card or [more]
Justice Social Hour on February 26Join our friends at the American Constitution Society - Chicago Lawyer Chapter and the Chicago Council of Lawyers for a social hour. Meet at the Marq (60 W. Adams) at 5:30. Students, attorneys, and other professionals interested in the justice system and its impact on the Chicago community are encouraged to attend. [more]
Upcoming EventsChicago Appleseed and the Chicago Council of Lawyers will be putting on a free CLE panel discussion about the administrative process for child support enforcement. Latham & Watkins have generously offered to host the event, February 27th from 2:30 to 5:30, while Badesch Abramovitch is generously sponsoring the reception (at Latham & Watkins) after the panel. Nicole McKinnon of Badesch Abramovitch will be [more]
Merit Selection and Judicial ElectionsWith oral arguments in Williams-Yulee before the Supreme Court earlier this year, attention has once again focused on the impact of money in judicial campaigns. The question of how judges can remain impartial looms large when judges must stand for general election or receive a sufficient number of votes to retain their seats in elections at regular intervals. Furthermore, where [more]
The Search for Cook County’s New Public DefenderCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has started a search process for the new Public Defender in Cook County. On March 31, 2015, Abishi Cunningham’s six-year term as Public Defender for Cook County will end. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has elected to replace Cunningham with a new public defender. This choice is a critical one for the immediate future [more]