Issues & Case Updates

People’s Law Office has a long history of fighting for civil rights and social justice. This work has been both inside and outside of the court room, with an emphasis on the social, educational and political aspects that are essential in the struggle for justice. This multi-faceted work has focused on a number of key issues that attorneys in the office have been committed to for decades.

Click on the links below or the column on the left to get more information about some of the issues that People’s Law Office focuses on. This includes background information, updates on specific cases and links to additional resources related to the work of People’s Law Office.


Black Panthers and the Legacy of Fred Hampton

Chicago Police Torture

Criminalization of LGBTQ People

Death Penalty

Police Brutality

Political Repression and Grand Juries

Prison and Jail Work

Protest and Free Speech

Puerto Rico

Wrongful Convictions and Imprisonment