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Fri, 06/04/2021

A better-funded public defender’s office could be a leader in the fight for equity and justice, Sharone Mitchell said. Public defenders “put a mirror to the system and say that this isn’t working for us."


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Tue, 03/02/2021

WGN Radio’s Karen Conti is with Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli to talk about the criminal justice reform bill signed by Governor Pritzker this week, eliminating cash bail. Amy also shares the many services offered by the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender.
You can find Karen Conti on Facebook. If you have a legal question for Karen, call her office at (312) 332-7800 or email her at wgn@askkarenconti.com.


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Sat, 12/05/2020

COOK COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER AMY P. CAMPANELLI SELECTED

AS ONE OF 50 TOP WOMEN LAWYERS IN CHICAGO


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Tue, 11/03/2020

Why a strong public defense is key to ending police violence and mass incarceration


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Fri, 10/16/2020

COOK COUNTY BOARD PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FORNEW PUBLIC DEFENDER IMMIGRATION UNIT

Today, during her annual budget address, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced the County’s support of a new Immigration Unit being launched by Public Defender Amy P. Campanelli. The new Immigration Unit will be funded through a private/public partnership between Cook County and private funding thanks to the support of the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation.


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Thu, 09/10/2020

The Defenders For All campaign is a coalition of immigrant leaders, community organizations, and legal service providers that support the creation of a fully funded immigration unit within the Cook County Public Defender’s Office (CCPD) to protect immigrants against deportation.


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Tue, 08/11/2020

Cook County Public Defender, Amy Campanelli speaks about the lawsuit against the City of Chicago for Denying Access to Counsel to Those in Police Custody.


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Tue, 08/11/2020

Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli talks about the repercussions for looters in Chicago.


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Fri, 08/07/2020

Cook County Public Defender, Amy Campanelli discusses the new 'restorative justice' court aims to offer more productive alternative to jail.


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Fri, 07/24/2020

Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli addresses budget issues with the Cook County Board on 7/22/2020.


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Mon, 07/13/2020

Head of the Cook County Public Defender’s Office, Amy Campanelli, discusses holding CPD accountable and a lawsuit her office is filing against the City of Chicago.


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Tue, 06/23/2020

The suit filed by the Cook County public defenders office and several activist groups accuses the Chicago Police Department of a “long record” of denying these rights to arrestees.


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