Giving Tuesday is Here!

Today, Tuesday November 29th is Giving Tuesday. Research into individual charitable giving shows that giving is a fundamentally social act. A 2004 study found that our impulse to give is stronger when we see our friends or people we admire donating, and a 2014 Red Cross survey shows that we give when our friends give. That’s the spirit of #GivingTuesday:… Read more →

Why Our Staff has Chosen Chicago Appleseed

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, the social media celebration of charitable giving. We’d like to take a moment to share with you why our staff attorneys has chosen to work with Chicago Appleseed and thank you for supporting their advocacy.   Ali Abid, Staff Attorney and Criminal Justice Policy Analyst: Over the course of my legal education I felt more and more… Read more →

The Value of Your Support

#GivingTuesday is next week and we’re celebrating the successes funded through your donations. Here are four things your donations supported this fall at Chicago Appleseed. We had a major victory in preserving and expanding the hearing officer program in the domestic relations/child support courts in Cook County. Working with Presiding Judge Dickler’s Domestic Relations Task Force has been rewarding. The… Read more →

Hearing Officers in a Consolidation Domestic Relations Division

Three years after our Constitutionality analysis of the child support courts in the Cook County Domestic Relations Division, Presiding Judge Grace Dickler has issued an operations plan for consolidating the division. We are excited to announce that beginning in January 2017, the Domestic Relations Division will operate as a consolidated court that handles all paternity, divorce, child support and parenting… Read more →