CCBA Statement Regarding Judge Gloria Chevere

CCBA STATEMENT REGARDING JUDGE GLORIA CHEVERE

The Cook County Bar Association (CCBA), the oldest bar association of African-American judges and lawyers in the country, commends the work of WGN’s Mark Suppelsa and Medill Watchdog at Northwestern University for their investigation revealing what we believe to be a gross abuse of power by Judge Gloria Chevere. The conduct revealed by their investigation undermines the public’s faith in the integrity of the judiciary.

CCBA applauds the swift response of Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans ...

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Salute to Member Hon. Patricia B. Holmes, Ret.

The Cook County Bar Association salutes our member Hon. Patricia B. Holmes, Ret., on the outstanding renovation of the Burr Oak Cemetery, Alsip, Illinois.  Under her supervision, Burr Oak has been restored to a place of dignity, honor and respect for our deceased loved ones.

Burr Oak opened in 1927 and has served as a place of rest for deceased African Americans over the years. The Cook County Bar Association’s Past President, Earl B. Dickerson (’39-’40) was one of the founders of Burr ...

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CCBA Response To Rauner Tax Proposal

For Immediate Release
Cook County Bar Association

Contact: Cordelia Brown
(312) 630-1157 (Ext. 22)
cbrown@cookcountybar.org

CCBA RESPONSE TO RAUNER TAX PROPOSAL
The Cook County Bar Association does not endorse any political candidate, but we strongly oppose Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner’s plan to extend sales taxes to attorney fees. As has been reported, Mr. Rauner’s plan would exempt the services of several groups, including barbers, dry cleaners, architects, accountants, and engineers. (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-rauner-budget-met-0718-20140718-story.html#page=1) (Visited August 5, 2014.) The differences in the services provided ...

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Final Response To Chicago Lawyer

Dear Mr. Milhizer:

While we have no doubt that the author and editors of “Second Chances in the Second City” were well intentioned in bringing notoriety to the work and goals of the IMPACT project (“Involving More Pro bono Attorneys in our Community Together”), we are disturbed by their visual representations of persons with past criminal convictions on the cover of your magazine. That cover depicts nine participants in a June clinic held by Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA) at Willow ...

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CCBA Statement on the Shooting of Michael Brown

The Cook County Bar Association warmly sends our condolences to the family and friends of Michael Brown of Ferguson, Missouri. On August 9, 2014, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson killed 18-year old Brown after shooting him multiple times. Many eyewitnesses have claimed that Brown was unarmed. The circumstances around the shooting have triggered Federal investigations by both the FBI and the Department of Justice.

We should be outraged any time the life of a young African American male is taken. In ...

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