Elizabeth Monkus

Elizabeth Monkus graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and has been a policy advocate and staff attorney with Chicago Appleseed since 2010. She works primarily on issues of judicial ethics, evaluation and elections, as well as child support and community courts for domestic relations.

Appleseed Network Immigration Collaborative Released Practice Guide

Chicago Appleseed worked with National Appleseed’s co-chair Steven Schulman, the law firm of Akin Gump, and other Appleseed Centers (South Carolina, Nebraska and Texas) to create and distribute a manual on deportation issues for immigration attorneys. The manual was completed in December 2016, and Centers will continue to update the manual as necessary. The six sections cover: working with a… Read more →

Immigration Courts and our Partners

The Attorney General of Illinois has joined 15 other states and commonwealths as an amicus in the lawsuit filed by the states of Washington and Minnesota seeking to maintain the restraining order blocking key parts of the Executive Order barring entry into the United States of seven majority-Muslim countries. Attorney General Madigan’s press release highlights the interests of the states… Read more →

Amicus Brief in People v. Gray in the Illinois Supreme Court

Chicago Appleseed and Chicago Council of Lawyers have joined an amicus curiae brief in the Illinois Supreme court case of People v Matthew Gray. The brief was authored by LAF and Dentons US LLP and we are grateful for their work and the opportunity to join the brief.   The Defendant, Matthew Gray, was convicted on two counts of aggravated domestic… Read more →