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A Police Accountability Policy Recommendation from the Chicago Council of Lawyers

Chicago Should Annually Disclose Police Officers Named in a High Number of Complaints December 2014 I. Recommendation. Consistent with the March 2014 ruling of the First District of the Illinois Appellate Court in Kalven v. City of Chicago,[1] Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago City Council should require the Chicago Police Department (“CPD”) to issue an annual report disclosing those officers… Read more →

Judge Chevere, Found Unqualified for Retention in 2012, Now Re-Assigned for Wrongfully Jailing Defendants

Published on December 2, 2014 on the Collaboration for Justice Blog By:  Elizabeth Monkus   Recently, the Chicago Tribune reported that Cook County Criminal Court Judge Gloria Chevere was re-assigned to a non-trial civil administration call, following a report that she was wrongly jailing defendants for contempt. The re-assignment order for Judge Chevere also assigns the Judge to a peer… Read more →

Essential Components for Bond Court Reform

Essential Components for Bond Court Reform A Policy Statement from the Collaboration for Justice of Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice and the Chicago Council of Lawyers   This Policy Statement was published as a Letter to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on October 29, 2014.    By Ali Abid, Staff Attorney, and Malcolm Rich, Executive Director, Chicago Appleseed Fund for… Read more →

Pro Bono Opportunities from the Collaboration for Justice: Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice and the Chicago Council of Lawyers

Chicago Appleseed is a social impact research and advocacy organization which uses multidisciplinary research to identify community injustices, and to develop and advocate for practical solutions. Chicago Council of Lawyers is a public interest lawyer organization which advocates for a fair and effective administration of justice. Together, the two organizations comprise the Collaboration for Justice focusing on the areas of… Read more →