Staff Updates

Pro Bono Spotlight on Our Staff

Last week, our Senior Policy Analyst and Staff Attorney Sharlyn Grace was featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin for her pro bono work with the National Lawyers Guild of Chicago (log in required). In it, Sharlyn describes her volunteer role as a co-coordinator of the NLG Chicago’s Legal Observer Program, which monitors and documents police conduct towards protesters. Legal… 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 →

ACS Panel on Judicial Diversity

Staff attorney Elizabeth Monkus participated in a panel discussion with Justice Mary Jane Theis and Circuit Court judges Patrice Ball-Reed and Rossana Fernandez at the American Constitution Society’s first Midwest Convening on Saturday, October 15. The panel discussed diversity on the bench and The Gavel Gap report, released by ACS in July of this year. The conversation was lively and engaging.… Read more →