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COLLABORATION FOR JUSTICE

Chicago Council of Lawyers and the Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice

A member of the Chicago Council of Lawyers (Council) is part of the Collaboration for Justice – the joint effort of the Council and the Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice to bring about systemic reform of the justice system. The Council is the lawyer organization which focuses on advocating for a fair and efficient administration of justice. Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice is a nonpartisan and independent research and advocacy organization which focuses on remedying systemic injustice affecting vulnerable populations within our courts. Together, the two organizations comprise the Collaboration for Justice – working to investigate the causes of systemic injustice in our courts, proposing effective solutions, and working for their implementation. Read More...


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Chicago Appleseed and Chicago Council of Lawyers Participate in the Search for Cook County’s New Public Defender

 

  Published on: January 13, 2015 By: Ali Abid   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… Continue Reading

Torture and the State Secret Doctrine

 

  Gordon Waldron, Chicago Council of Lawyers, Civil Liberties Committee.   In 2005, the Chicago Council of Lawyers issued a statement urging the United States to comply with the Convention against Torture, a treaty that the United States ratified in 1994. In 2013, the Council issued a Position Statement calling for a modification of the… Continue Reading

Chicago Appleseed & Chicago Council of Lawyers Join in Amicus Brief

 

Published on: December 22, 2014 By: Elizabeth Monkus Posted Under: Center for Judicial Performance and Integrity, Chicago Appleseed, Chicago Council of Lawyers, Judicial Campaigns, Elections, and Selection, News 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… Continue Reading

Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice and the Chicago Council of Lawyers Express Concern Over Bill Which May Reduce Minority Representation on Juries

 

On December 19, 2014, Governor Quinn signed into law SB 3075 that reduces the size of juries in civil case from twelve to six members.  The law, which takes effect June 1, 2015, also includes a provision increasing the compensation of jurors.  While Chicago Appleseed and the Chicago Council of Lawyers support the increased compensation of jurors,… Continue Reading