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Thanks to everyone who attended our CLE on the Administrative Process for Child Support Enforcement. We’d  especially like to thank Ralph Abt and Yvette Perez-Trevino from DHFS for their thorough presentation, as well as Zeophus Williams of the State’s Attorney’s office for her presentation. Thanks, also to Judge Pamela Loza, Supervising Judge of the Parentage Court in… Continue Reading

Please join us at our annual Pillars of Justice Award reception, co-hosted by National Appleseed on March 12 at River Roast in Chicago. We will be honoring the law firm of Loevy & Loevy, as well as Anne Geraghty Helms, Pro Bono Coordinator, DLA Piper and James F. Rogers, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Orbitz… Continue Reading

Join our friends at the American Constitution Society – Chicago Lawyer Chapter and the Chicago Council of Lawyers for a social hour. Meet at the Marq (60 W. Adams) at 5:30. Students, attorneys, and other professionals interested in the justice system and its impact on the Chicago community are encouraged to attend.

Chicago Appleseed and the Chicago Council of Lawyers will be putting on a free CLE panel discussion about the administrative process for child support enforcement. Latham & Watkins have generously offered to host the event, February 27th from 2:30 to 5:30, while Badesch Abramovitch is generously sponsoring the reception (at Latham & Watkins) after the panel. Nicole… Continue Reading

With oral arguments in Williams-Yulee before the Supreme Court earlier this year, attention has once again focused on the impact of money in judicial campaigns. The question of how judges can remain impartial looms large when judges must stand for general election or receive a sufficient number of votes to retain their seats in elections… Continue Reading

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has started a search process for the new Public Defender in Cook County. On March 31, 2015, Abishi Cunningham’s six-year term as Public Defender for Cook County will end. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has elected to replace Cunningham with a new public defender. This choice is a… Continue Reading

Chicago Appleseed and Chicago Council of Lawyers are signatories on an amicus brief submitted in Williams-Yulee vs. Florida Bar before the Supreme Court this term. We join 9 other state and local nonpartisan organizations committed to creating and maintaining an ethical judicial system and promoting the confidence of the public in that system in the… Continue Reading

We’re very excited to announce that with 14 days left in our end of the year fundraising campaign, we have only $7,000 left to raise in order to meet our matching donor’s goal! A generous anonymous donor has pledged to match all contributions to our end of the year fundraising campaign up to $40,000. Every… Continue Reading

The mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, recently unveiled a plan to reduce the number of mentally ill people kept in jail. The plan hopes to address a common and malignant feature of criminal justice systems throughout the country: that jails have been become–in many places–the only public housing and the only source of mental… Continue Reading

Published on: December 12, 2014   On December 11, 2014, Chicago Appleseed and Chicago Council of Lawyers sent the following request to Governor Quinn: ___________________ Dear Governor Quinn: On behalf of Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice and the Chicago Council of Lawyers, I am writing to urge you to veto the provision in SB3075 that… Continue Reading

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