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Goldberg Kohn Recognized for Partnership With Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice

April 7, 2016

The Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice recently held its annual fundraiser honoring its pro bono partners. Chicago Appleseed, part of a network of 17 offices of National Appleseed, is a highly-respected law reform organization associated with the Chicago Council of Lawyers. Goldberg Kohn has supported Chicago Appleseed for a number of years and recently that support has broadened to include pro bono legal work. 

Emily Gilman completed research and analysis supporting Appleseed's petition to the Illinois Supreme Court to suspend the process of routinely shackling juveniles accused of crimes. If the Illinois Supreme Court acts favorably on this petition a new rule will be adopted state-wide after a comment period. Emily and Kristen Jones will soon begin a project with Appleseed investigating the use of Administrative Law Judges in Illinois, which appears to be out of step with the use of ALJs in many other jurisdictions. 

As with typical Chicago Appleseed projects and initiatives, these are law reform projects aimed at making the court and related systems better, fairer, and more efficient, and Appleseed often receives the active support for its projects and initiatives from court leaders like Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans and the Illinois Supreme Court.

Goldberg Kohn is considered one of the Chicago firms that actively support Appleseed with our pro bono work. We were among several firms publicly recognized and praised for our work on behalf of Appleseed. Others were Kirkland & Ellis, DLA, Baker & McKenzie, and Loevy & Loevy.

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