COLLABORATION FOR JUSTICE
Chicago Council of Lawyers and the Chicago Appleseed Fund for JusticeA 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...
February 10, 2016 Police Accountability in Chicago: Necessary Reforms
Imagine that a police officer shoots a fleeing suspect. Imagine further that in his official report, the officer falsely claims that the suspect lunged at him with a knife. If a video clearly shows that the suspect did no such thing, should the officer be given the opportunity to change his original account? Under current… Continue Reading
December 10, 2015 Chicago Council of Lawyers Statement on the Chicago Police Department
The Civil Liberties Committee of the Chicago Council of Lawyers has issued a statement on the U.S. Department of Justice investigation into a pattern and practice of misuse of force by the Chicago Police Department. Download the statement here.
November 9, 2015 Rejoin the Council & Support the Collaboration for Justice
Has your membership in the Chicago Council of Lawyers lapsed? Now is the perfect time to renew and join in the Collaboration for Justice with the Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice. In 2015, CCL members, working with Chicago Appleseed staff, with pro bono council from law firms like Latham & Watkins and DLA Piper and… Continue Reading
October 14, 2015 2015 Annual Program Report
The Chicago Council of Lawyers and Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice host their annual luncheon on Friday. You can read a copy of the program report here. We hope to see you at the luncheon and thank you for your membership.