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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2014 Judicial Candidate Ratings



November 2014 – General Election

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Judicial candidates are rated by the Cook County Bar Association Board of Directors through the recommendation submitted by the Judicial Evaluation Committee. Screening based on detailed information supplied by candidates, a background check by trained lawyers/investigators, and interviews of each candidate. Ratings reflect the CCBA’s opinion of ...

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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 Africa.

The Cook County ...

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