Amicus Joined by Chicago Council of Lawyers is Successful

Amicus Joined by Chicago Council of Lawyers is Successful by Elizabeth Monkus on November 27, 2017 in Chicago Council of Lawyers, Current Legal Events, Domestic Violence 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,… Read more →

Pro Bono Opportunities: Program Advisory Committees

A Collaboration to Advance Justice.  The Chicago Council of Lawyers is the public interest bar association focusing on advancing the administration of justice.  To bring about the most effective reforms possible, the Council works in collaborative partnership with Chicago  Appleseed,  a  nonpartisan,  independent  research  and  advocacy organization building  trustworthy and unique connections between community advocates and the justice system — improving lives by improving courts.… Read more →

Chicago Council of Lawyers Applauds the Reappointment of Lori Lightfoot as President of the Chicago Police Board

The Chicago Council of Lawyers, the Public Interest Bar Association that has been working for the fair and effective administration of justice for nearly 50 years, applauds Mayor Emanuel’s decision to reappoint Lori Lightfoot as the President of the Chicago Police Board. The Council urged her reappointment in a July 18, 2017, statement to the Mayor, his staff and advisers,… Read more →

The Chicago Council of Lawyers Urges Reappointment of Lori Lightfoot as President of the Chicago Police Board

On behalf of the Chicago Council of Lawyers, the public interest bar association that has been working for the fair and effective administration of justice for nearly 50 years, I am writing to strongly urge the reappointment of Lori Lightfoot as the President of the Chicago Police Board. Ms. Lightfoot’s term as president expires on July 29, 2017, per this… Read more →

A Major Victory in the Fight to End Money Bail

Yesterday marked a major victory in the fight to end money bail in Cook County: Chief Judge Tim Evans has issued General Order No. 18.8a that instructs judges to set money bonds only in amounts that people can afford to pay. If implemented correctly and fully, General Order 18.8A will have the effect of dramatically reshaping pretrial justice in Cook County. No longer… Read more →