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The New Era of Legal System Reform - a Collaboration for Justice Event

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM

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Panel Discussion
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For more than thirty years, Chicago Appleseed and the Council of Lawyers have fought for the systemic changes needed to ensure fair and anti-racist courts in Cook County, Illinois, and beyond. Every year, their Collaboration for Justice hosts a Pro Bono Spotlight event in the springtime. This year, we're hosting two virtual events, so Chicago Appleseed Center for Fair Courts and the Chicago Council of Lawyers can celebrate our volunteers and community partners. In this event, a panel of Chicago-based experts will discuss the pressing equity issues facing the criminal legal system. Panel includes: April Preyar, Partner, Shiller Preyar Jarard & Samuels Law; Cathryn Crawford, Director of Holistic Legal Services at Lawndale Christian Legal Center; Tanya Woods, Executive Director, Westside Justice Center; Sharone Mitchell, Jr., Cook County Public Defender; and Sarah Staudt, Senior Policy Analyst & Staff Attorney for the Collaboration for Justice. CLE available. More information - including information about keynote speech on May 19 - available here: