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.

Immigration Court Access

On April 5, 2017, Steven Schulman, Pro Bono Partner at Akin Gump and principal author of the Appleseed Immigration Court Practice Guide, led a training for attorneys on overcoming obstacles in immigration court. The event was hosted by Latham & Watkins, sponsored by Chicago Appleseed, and co-sponsored by the Chicago Council of Lawyers. Video of the event is now available at YouTube. We’re… Read more →

Annual Forum on Police Accountability

Chicago Appleseed looks forward to hosting the Annual Forum on Police Accountability at Chicago-Kent College of Law on May 17th with the Chicago Council of Lawyers, the Chicago Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society, the Chicago Kent Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society, and the Chicago Kent Student Chapter of the Federalist Society. Materials for the event are… Read more →

Youth Opportunity and Fairness Act

The Youth Opportunity and Fairness Act (HB 3817/SB 2021) has been introduced in the Illinois Legislature. The Act both strengthens confidentiality of juvenile records while improving the processes for expunging juvenile records. The Act would bring Illinois’ laws into line with the American Bar Association’s model guidelines on youth records. Under the Youth Opportunity and Fairness Act, courts would automatically… Read more →