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Thanks to everyone who joined us at American Junkie this week for our annual Pillars of Justice Event! We had a great time and hope you did, too. We’d particularly like to thank Kirkland & Ellis, who sponsored us at the Changemaker level, and Skadden, who sponsored us at the Innovator level. Additionally, sponsoring us… Continue Reading

The Committee for Economic Development, in partnership with Chicago Appleseed, Business and Professional People in the Public Interest,  Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, CHANGE Illinois, Union League Club, and the Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy, offered an interesting panel discussion at a breakfast this Thursday morning: “A New Look at Government Reform and Why it… Continue Reading

We at Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice want to thank those of you who used VoteForJudges.org for the March 2014 primary.   Later this summer, VoteForJudges.org  will be updated with information for the judicial retention elections that are part of the General Election to be held in November 2014.  In the meantime, for information about… Continue Reading

The Chicago Council of Lawyers presents its evaluations and Chicago Appleseed presents VoteForJudges.org, the nonpartisan judicial evaluation and judicial information website. In Illinois, judges are elected. People will be voting for judicial candidates on March 18, 2014. Each of these candidates is running to fill a judicial vacancy. By voting for qualified judges, you can help protect… Continue Reading

Our spring Pillars of Justice Event, hosted in conjunction with National Appleseed, is just around the corner! There is still time to purchase a ticket, or place a sponsorship ad in the program. This year, we are honoring Patrick Fitzgerald of Skadden Arps Meager & Flom and Sergio Acosta of Hinshaw & Culbertson for their career… Continue Reading

Co-written with Malcolm Rich, Executive Director, Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice Two major events will affect the future of criminal justice in Cook County: One is the Illinois Supreme Court’s second meeting bringing together the heads of critical departments to discuss improvements in information-sharing between the agencies; the other is President Preckwinkle’s resolution before the County Board to… Continue Reading

  On January 20, Chicago Appleseed co-sponsored the Community Renewal Society’s Dr. King Day Event: The Fourth Annual Faith In Action Assembly at Kingdom Baptist Church. The Community Renewal Society is the oldest social justice organization in Chicago, established in 1882, and constitutes 60 congregations across the Chicago metropolitan area. This year’s assembly featured three pieces of… Continue Reading

Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice had the privilege of providing research and analysis to a task force examining conditions for litigants and attorneys in the Parentage section of Domestic Relations Division of the Cook County Circuit Court. Our full report is now available. Cook County takes an unusual approach to child support and parenting issue… Continue Reading

by Gordon Waldron, Chair of the Chicago Council of Lawyers Civil Liberties Committee   Chicago-Kent Law Professor Henry Perritt spoke at the January 10, 2014 meeting of the Civil Liberties Committee of the Chicago Council of Lawyers about surveillance by the National Security Administration (“NSA”).  His talk focused on the NSA’s gathering of telephonic metadata… Continue Reading

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