Welcome to Chicago Appleseed
The Chicago Council of Lawyers is a non-partisan public interest bar association that is dedicated to improving the quality of justice in the legal system by advocating for fair and efficient administration of justice. The Chicago Council of Lawyers works for effectiveness, accountability and equity in the law so that everyone has an equal chance for justice.
Chicago, IL, May 1, 2013 In courtrooms across Cook County, a Chicago Appleseed investigation has confirmed, defendants are being denied a public defense solely because they have posted bond to get out of jail. The denials come without a constitutionally required hearing on the defendants finances. In some cases, indigent defendants who post bond and do receive a public defense then have their bond money withheld to reimburse the Public Defenders Office.
02.05.13 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 Criminal Justice Reform, Judicial and Lawyer Ethics, Immigration Court Reform, Payday Lending Reform/Economic Inclusion, and Family Law. The Chicago Council of Lawyers works independently of Chicago Appleseed in its efforts to evaluate judges for the purpose of educating voters.
02.05.13 SAVE THE DATE Join Appleseed and Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice for the PILLARS OF JUSTICE AWARDS RECEPTION
Join Appleseed and Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice for the PILLARS OF JUSTICE AWARDS RECEPTION Wednesday, March 20, 2013 6:00 pm 9:00 pm House of Blues 329 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60654. HONORING: Richard C. Godfrey (Kirkland & Ellis, Appleseed Board Member), Kenneth L. Schmetterer (DLA Piper), and Lawrence Wojcik (DLA Piper)