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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.

2014 Program Report Now AvailableChicago Appleseed Fund for Justice does some of our social justice work through the Collaboration for Justice, a cooperative effort between Chicago Appleseed and the Chicago Council of Lawyers, a public interest bar association.  For a report on how this Collaboration works, how you can get involved, and a description of some of the 2014 accomplishments, please CLICK [more]
State Farm, Judicial Elections, Integrity and RecusalIn 2011, Chicago Appleseed, with assistance from pro bono attorneys at DLA Piper filed an amicus brief in the Illinois Supreme Court case, Avery v. State Farm. We took no position on the merits of the case, which involved a consumer dispute over replacement parts for insured cars damaged in crashes, but filed an amicus addressing issues raised by the [more]
Louisiana Adopts A Pro Bono in Lieu of CLE RuleLouisiana has amended its continuing legal education requirements to allow credit for pro bono service: Regulation 3.21. Credit may also be earned through providing uncompensated pro bono legal representation to an indigent or near-indigent client or clients. To be eligible for credit, the matter must have been assigned to the Member by a court, a bar association, or a legal services [more]
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]