The members of this local are tired of reading the onslaught of editorials from the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board in recent days which advocate across the board cuts to the County’s budget and oppose any tax increase. The Tribune has characterized county workers as folks who are “whining” about the budget. The fact is that […]
Yearly Archives: 2007
The Chicago Appleseed organization just published a report on the functioning of our felony courts system in Cook County. The report was based on a 2-year review of the system. This report discusses the public defender system, in part, and makes recommendations for reforms to our system. The bottom line conclusion of the report is […]
Many members have asked to see the Petition to Intervene in the lawsuit filed by special assistant state’s attorney William Hooks on behalf of Cook County Public Defender Edwin Burnette and the Law Office against President Stroger and some of his staff. We are able at this time to provide you with a pdf version […]
Our Holiday Party RSVP issue has been resolved. RSVPs are being accepted until the deadline, of December 10, 2007.
The union holiday party will be held on December 14, 2007 at Moretti’s. Flyers have gone out but please note that there is a problem in that the email address is sending out an automatic “it’s too late to rsvp” message. We will fix it as soon as possible. Thanks for your understanding.
Walter Allen’s conviction for attempt murder and 43 year prison sentence was reversed in a scholarly opinion by Justice Wolfson because he found the trial court “failed to conduct a meaningful inquiry” into the Allen’s proposed testimony by an expert in the field of eye witness identification prior to barring the testimony. Justice Wolfson writes that […]
President K S “Bob” Galhotra spoke to a meeting of the Finance Committee of the Cook County Board at the Skokie Courthouse on October 30, 2007. He made three points on behalf of our members. First, he thanked the board for and increase in the number of APDs in next years budget but told the […]
Recent newspaper articles about an anti-biotic resistant strain of staph infection (MRSA) have caused much concern among the membership. Some lawyers have reported seeing clients who have contracted the MRSA infection and are concerned about whether they are putting themselves at risk by visiting clients in jail and generally being around infected clients. Local leadership is working […]