The Shiller Preyar Law Offices are dedicated to social justice issues on a local scale in the Chicagoland area as well as on a national scale. Our blog is a useful space to keep up with current legal news, firm updates and upcoming events.
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On June 14th Elvira Arellano/Emma Lozano Leadership Institute of Faith Based Organizing held The First Annual Unity Dinner to recognize individuals who have made a difference this year for Immigrant rights. Some people in attendance included: Jesse Jackson, Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, Bobby Rush, Congressman Luis Guiterrez and Shiller Preyar Law Offices' own John Antia and Chris Bergin.
Brendan Shiller presented three proposals to city and state officials to make real changes in Chicago and across the state to protect the rights of those arrested, support Chicago's youth, and change the status quo of gun legislation.
We use apps for everything: counting calories, watching movies, checking our bank accounts, but what about recording police interactions and holding police officers accountable? Well, there's an app for that.
Immigration and detention processes can be stressful and confusing. Next week, the Shiller Preyar attorneys are teaming up with First Defense Legal Aid for Know Your Rights panel dedicated to informing you about the ins and outs of immigration procedures involving law enforcement.
On December 19th the cameras of Telemundo and Univision were at the Adalberto United Methodist Church in Humboldt Park for a press conference led by Pastor Walter “Slim” Coleman. Last month, ICE conducted a raid at the Chicago Pallet Company wherein 34 workers were placed in ICE custody. Coleman and others organized the conference to give an update regarding those who were placed in removal proceedings (deportations). Some of those workers have been deported, taken voluntary departure, or continue to challenge their removal proceedings.
Our colleagues at the Fourtis Law Office have created the Fi-Vo Film app for recording and protecting video of police misconduct.
The Shiller*Preyar Law Offices will be hosting a fundraiser for Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García on November 5th.
You are cordially invited to The Shiller*Preyar Law Offices holiday party on December 6th.
On Friday, September 20, the National Police Accountability Project will be having a fundraiser in Humboldt Park at Nellie's Puerto Rican Restaurant at 2458 West Division.