The annual luncheon of Chicago Council of Lawyers and Chicago Appleseed will take place on Friday, October 25, 2019
This year’s luncheon will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Chicago Council of Lawyers. The visionary group of lawyers believed they had a professional obligation to challenge inadequacies in the legal system, thus coming together to form the Chicago Council of Lawyers in 1969.
To build on their success and expand their impact, the Council founded the Fund for Justice – now Chicago Appleseed – and together, the groups work in collaboration to make an enduring mark on the Cook County, Illinois, and federal court systems, reducing barriers to justice.
Chicago Appleseed and Chicago Council of Lawyers are privileged to honor Professor Randolph Stone with the 2019 Collaboration for Justice Lifetime Achievement Award. Professor Stone will also deliver the keynote address.
Professor Stone has been a lifelong advocate for the underrepresented, devoting his career to expanding equity and improving the quality of justice. As founder of the University of Chicago Criminal Juvenile Justice Project, he worked with law and social work students to reform juvenile and criminal law policies and improve the justice system. Professor Stone has mentored hundreds of students, chaired the American Bar Association’s criminal justice section, served as the public defender of Cook County, served on the Chicago Council of Lawyers pilot Judicial Performance Commission, on the Police Accountability Task Force, and much more.
The event will take place at Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave. Reception begins at 11:30 a.m., and the luncheon begins at 12:00 p.m. For information, visit https://tinyurl.com/y56s7t8z.
This article originally appeared in The Chicago Crusader.