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.
Chicago Appleseed and the Chicago Council of Lawyers jointly lead four main areas of focus:
Access to Justice, Criminal Justice, Family Law Courts, and Immigration Courts. The Chicago
Council of Lawyers leads our effort around police accountability through the Civil Liberties Committee.
Each of these program areas has an advisory committee. Some meet at a regular time each month. All are looking for pro bono participants.
- The Access to Justice Committee meets at lunchtime on the fourth Thursday of each month.
- The Criminal Justice Committee meets at lunchtime on the third Thursday of each month.
- The Civil Liberties Committee meets at lunchtime on the first Friday of each month.
The advisory committees on Family Law Courts and Immigration Courts do not meet as regularly, but are actively involved in reform projects and are also looking for pro bono assistance. For more information about our program committee work, please click Pro Bono Committee Opportunities.
For information about each of these committees, please contact Malcolm Rich, at malcolmrich [at] chicagoappleseed [dot] org or call 312-988-6552. Thank you for your interest and participation.