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Judicial Recusal Forum Video & Promising Recusal Standards
July 09, 2012

As spending in judicial elections increases, progressive recusal guidelines and disclosure rules are important in order to maintain the integrity of the judicial system. Georgia and Tennessee have adopted recusal rules with straightforward language that progress towards a more transparent judicial recusal system.

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Cook County Gets Serious About Diversion
June 29, 2012

Chicago, IL -- Cook County public safety leaders gathered at a public forum at Roosevelt University on Wednesday, June 27 to discuss ways the County has and will continue to divert nonviolent offenders out of jail and the criminal justice system altogether.

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Panel Discussion: Protecting Judicial Independence in a Citizens United World (May 23, 2012)
May 16, 2012

Please join us as we discuss new ways of looking at judicial recusal and campaign contribution disclosures. MCLE Credit. RSVP required. See more details...

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March 2012 Primary: Unofficial Winners and CCL Results
March 22, 2012

Judicial Evaluations for the March 2012 Primary Unofficial Winners and the Evaluation Results from the Chicago Council of Lawyers can be found here...

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Chicago Tribune March 20 Primary Endorsements
March 19, 2012

This week, Chicago Tribune reported its endorsements in the March 20 Illinois primary election. The editorial board makes these recommendations based on the evaluations of major bar associations, including the Chicago Council of Lawyers, interviews with judges and attorneys who know the work of the candidates, and information provided by the candidates to the board. [read more]

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At Issue: WBBM Newsradio 780
March 11, 2012

Malcolm Rich, Executive Director, Chicago Council of Lawyers speaks with Craig Dellimore on At Issue, WBBM Newsradio, about voting for judges in the March 2012 Primary

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Voting for judges: Everyone can, few do
February 09, 2012

Four years ago, just more than 1.2 million people in Cook County showed up to vote in the primary election. But just over a million of those people posted a vote for state's attorney - 85.38 percent of the total number of voters who hit the polls, according to the Cook County Clerk's office.

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Chicago Council of Lawyers Published Letter to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
November 08, 2011

Law organization discusses judicial appointments, recall

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Annual Fundraising Luncheon: Thank You
November 01, 2011

We would like to thank everyone who attended our annual fundraising luncheon. In addition, we want to thank: Senator Kwame Raoul - Keynote speaker and recipient of the Commitment to Justice Award for his successful effort to end the death penalty in Illinois; Cynthia Canary - Recipient of the Commitment to Justice Award for her tireless efforts to bring about reform of the Illinois political process - seeking new levels of transparency and ethics in Illinois government; and Professor John P. Heinz - Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication to bringing about reform through social science research, teaching, and helping nonprofit organizations reach their reform-minded goals.

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SAVE THE DATE! - Annual Fundraising Luncheon October 5, 2011
September 26, 2011

Chicago Appleseed and Chicago Council of Lawyers invite you to their Annual Fundraising Luncheon.

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