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Chicago Appleseed and Chicago Council of Lawyers welcome you to their Collaboration For Justice's annual celebration of the contributions of our firm and organizational partners, pro bono lawyers, and donors who are dedicated to improving lives by improving courts.

A special thank you to our generous sponsors for their support...

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We have launched this virtual Pro Bono Spotlight to celebrate the volunteers whose contributions have directly supported the Collaboration for Justice’s mission to make courts equitable, transparent, and accessible. The contributions of these volunteers have allowed us to help hundreds-of-thousands of people in Cook County, Illinois, and across the country.


The Chicago Appleseed Fund For Justice is a research and advocacy nonprofit that leverages unique insights and best practices to make the court system more fair, accessible, and effective. The Chicago Council of Lawyers is Chicago's first public interest bar association, whose focus is the benefit of non-members, particularly those from communities that historically have not had equal access to the justice system. Together, these organizations form the Collaboration for Justice. 


Our organization operates with a multidisciplinary staff, but we could not accomplish our systemic reform agenda alone. Our work is powered by like-minded legal professionals, students, activists, academics, and organizations like those in the international Appleseed Network.  That’s why each year in the Spring, we celebrate our combined efforts in support of the true spirit of equitable justice.  


Please take a moment to view the videos in this section, and hear directly from donors who are eager for you to join them in their support of the Collaboration for Justice. To borrow a word from Eamon Daly, your contribution is an investment in restoring equity and justice in the city of Chicago.