Chicago Appleseed

Pro Bono Spotlight on Our Staff

Last week, our Senior Policy Analyst and Staff Attorney Sharlyn Grace was featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin for her pro bono work with the National Lawyers Guild of Chicago (log in required). In it, Sharlyn describes her volunteer role as a co-coordinator of the NLG Chicago’s Legal Observer Program, which monitors and documents police conduct towards protesters. Legal… Read more →

Stories from ACT Court Ambassadors

At the Collaboration for Justice’s Annual Luncheon on Friday, October 16, we honored the Access to Community Treatment Court of Cook County with our Commitment to Justice Award. We also recognized three extraordinary graduates of the ACT Court–Lester, Angelique, and Cynthia–who attended the luncheon and shared their stories via the documentary video below. The ACT Court identifies drug-dependent individuals charged with non-violent… Read more →

April 13 Public Forum: Immigration Court Reform, Part of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Casa Aztlan and Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice Co-Sponsor A Public Forum: Immigration Court Reform, Part of Comprehensive Immigration Reform The debate over comprehensive immigration reform includes a discussion of how to reform our immigration courts. These courts are at the heart of the immigration system. How they function has a direct impact on immigration policy. At this forum, speakers will lead… Read more →