CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–January 26, 2017. In 2016, 1% of Chicago arrestees had a lawyer at any station at any point of their up-to-3 days in custody even though 100% had that right.
While unacceptably minuscule, this statistic does mean that we are making a difference! The rate of access to counsel in CPD stations is up 5 times what it was in 2013.
LET’S CELEBRATE THIS ADVANCEMENT TONIGHT & REFUEL FOR OUR LONG-TERM WORK TOWARD 100% OF ARRESTEES TO HAVE ACCESS TO COUNSEL!
Join us tonight:
January 26th, 2017 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. is our first ever Trivia Night with First Defense Legal Aid–stop by & do spread the word!
Your $10 donation at the door (OR $25 for a group of 4-6 people) will benefit FDLA’s ever-growing phone bill!
There will be prizes for the winning individuals or groups!
1st place: a trophy and $72!
2nd place: $25 Commonwealth Tavern gift card & 4 Laugh Factory tickets
3rd place: $25 Commonwealth Tavern giftcard
Plus 15% of bar proceeds go to 1-800-LAW-REP4 so drink up & test your trivia skills!
*Don’t miss it! Volunteers need to have fun too…especially First Defenders. Bring your crew & see who wins bragging rights!
See you Thursday at Commonwealth Tavern, 2000 W Roscoe St. in Chicago*
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