Chicago Council of Lawyers

Amicus Joined by Chicago Council of Lawyers is Successful

In August, our partner organization—the Chicago Council of Lawyers—joined an amicus brief authored by LAF in a wrongful death suit against the City of Chicago, involving a question about the Illinois Domestic Violence Act. In the trial court, the City of Chicago won a motion to dismiss a family’s wrongful death claim against the city police, under the IDVA. On… Read more →

Cook County Budget Cuts Could Threaten Fundamental Rights of Indigent Defendants

Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice and the Chicago Council of Lawyers strongly urged the County Board to refrain from cutting budgets of the Cook County Public Defender’s and State’s Attorney’s offices in a public letter yesterday. Cuts to the Public Defender’s budget would threaten the constitutional rights of Cook County residents accused of crimes and cause greater economic and social… Read more →

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 →