The CCBA Mourns the Passing of President Nelson Mandela

The Cook County Bar Association  (CCBA) mourns the passing of President Nelson “Madiba” Mandela.  His unwavering, dedicated pursuit of equal rights for all South Africa was lifelong.  He demonstrated unfettered courage and strength.  He spent decades in long pursuit of freedom that gave courage to hundreds of thousands of others to enter the struggle. This eventually led to the end of apartheid’s immoral rule. Because of him millions now breathe free. His leadership is the reason democracy rules in South ...

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The CCBA Supported Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans In 2010 And Our Support Continues For A New Term In 2013

The Cook County Bar Association (“CCBA”) wrote a letter of support in September 2010 for Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans’ fourth term.  At that time, we stated that the Chief Judge “…should be reelected to continue his important and critical work in the administration of justice in Cook County.” We stood by that statement in 2010 and our position has not changed for 2013.

The CCBA is in its 99th year and the majority of our members are ...

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The CCBA Stands with Lawyers Around The Country Seeking Justice For Trayvon Martin

The Cook County Bar Association expresses heartfelt condolences to Trayvon Martin’s family on the extremely disappointing verdict in the case of State of Florida v. George Zimmerman.

As lawyers and officers of the court, we are deeply saddened. While we respect the justice system and the rule of law, we do not condone the continued injustices that Black Americans face in the U.S. legal system.

This verdict reminds us that our country is still deeply divided on ...

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CCBA Press Release VRA 6.27.2012

June 27, 2013

Once again the Supreme Court has rendered a decision which results in a further erosion of the hard won benefits of the Civil Rights Movement. In a 5-4 decision issued on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, the United States Supreme Court struck down Section IV of the Voting Rights Act (VRA).  This ruling, in the case of Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, has created a major setback in the protections afforded African- Americans as well as other minorities ...

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