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...
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.
August 19, 2015 Ensuring the Public Defense of Indigent Criminal Defendants in Cook County (August 2015)
The Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC) is a joint group composed of members of the Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice and the Chicago Council of Lawyers. The CJAC has been engaged in a two-year project to ensure that indigent criminal defendants in Chicago’s felony preliminary hearing courtrooms receive the public defense required by the Sixth… Continue Reading