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 →

Amicus Brief in People v. Gray in the Illinois Supreme Court

Chicago Appleseed and Chicago Council of Lawyers have joined an amicus curiae brief in the Illinois Supreme court case of People v Matthew Gray. The brief was authored by LAF and Dentons US LLP and we are grateful for their work and the opportunity to join the brief.   The Defendant, Matthew Gray, was convicted on two counts of aggravated domestic… Read more →

Thank You for a Successful End of the Year Fundraising Campaign

Thanks to everyone who contributed to our end of the year campaign! We successfully met our goal to receive an anonymous donor’s $40,000 matching funds. Your donations ranged from $20 to a very generous $10,000 and totaled $50,200 for the campaign. We appreciate every single donation. When you participate in our fundraising, you’re not simply facilitating our work, you’re validating… Read more →