Civil Rights/Constitutional Law

HSPRD Sponsors Women Employed Annual Event

On May 10, 2017, HSPRD proudly sponsored Women Employed’s annual “The Working Lunch” event.

HSPRD Lawyer Presents to Students On Effective Legal Advocacy

HSPRD partner Juliet Berger-White recently spoke to students in a course titled, “Engage for Change: Get Informed, Involved and Connected” at DePaul University’s School for New Learning. Juliet’s presentation focused on effective legal advocacy and other avenues to effectuate social change.

HSPRD Lawyers Publish Article About Groundbreaking Decision

On May 3, 2017, HSPRD attorneys Juliet Berger-White and Charlie Wysong published the article, “Hively Strengthens Federal Claims for Gender Identity Discrimination.”

HSPRD Partners Present at Healthcare Conference

On April 28, 2017, HSPRD partners Juliet Berger-White and Caryn C. Lederer presented, “Best Practices in Providing Healthcare to Transgender and Gender Expansive Patients,” at the annual conference of the Chicago Healthcare Risk Management Society.

HSPRD’s Chirag Badlani quoted in Chicago Tribune on Sanctuary Cities

On April 25, 2017, a column in the Chicago Tribune on the Trump Administration’s attempts to cut funding to so-called “sanctuary cities” quoted HSPRD Attorney Chirag Badlani on the federal government’s ability to force city and state officers to enforce federal immigration laws.

HSPRD Partners Present on Providing Healthcare to Transgender Patients

HSPRD partners Juliet Berger-White and Caryn Lederer presented to hospital staff and medical personnel at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital on best practices in providing healthcare to transgender and gender expansive patients.

HSPRD Attorneys Speak at Northwestern Forums on Executive Orders

On February 16, 2017, HSPRD’s Kalman Resnick, William Schiller and Caryn Lederer addressed Northwestern University community members at a panel discussion on the recent executive order banning travel and other actions taken by the Trump Administration affecting immigration policy.

Caryn Lederer Speaks at University of Chicago on Executive Orders

On February 3, 2017, HSPRD’s Caryn Lederer spoke on a panel at the University of Chicago Law School addressing the constitutional, political, and practical impact of President Trump’s executive orders.

HSPRD Alum Judge Mary Rowland Welcomes New Americans

On February 2, 2017, former HSPRD attorney, Judge Mary Rowland was enthusiastically applauded at a swearing-in ceremony she conducted for new citizens in Chicago.

Trump’s Executive Order Builds On History Of Racist Immigration Policies

By Susan Gzesh, Of Counsel at HSPRD, (January 31, 2017)

HSPRD’s Kalman Resnick on WTTW Chicago Tonight

​On January 30, 2017, Kalman Resnick appeared on WTTW Chicago Tonight.

HSPRD Advises U.S. Conference of Mayors on “Sanctuary Cities”

HSPRD has advised the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Major Cities Chiefs Association on the legality of efforts by the Trump Administration to deny broad categories of federal funding to cities that limit local enforcement of federal immigration laws.

HSPRD’s Chirag Badlani Speaks at Northwestern University

On January 25, 2017, Chirag Badlani spoke on a panel at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, discussing the use of cash bail in Cook County and Illinois.

HSPRD’s Continued Commitment to Justice

Our firm has and will continue to tirelessly work to protect the rights of these and other vulnerable individuals, including, if necessary, by challenging government action that is discriminatory, unconstitutional, or unlawful.

Christopher Wilmes Weighs in on CHA’s Housing Voucher Time Limit

The Chicago Public Housing Authority are testing a new program which limits housing vouchers to eight years.

Joshua Karsh Appeared on Chicago Progressive Talk

HSPRD attorney Joshua Karsh appeared on Chicago Progressive Talk to discuss sex discrimination in the Chicago Fire Department.