Kate Schwartz Will Be a Panelist at the 7th Circuit Judicial Conference

At the upcoming 7th Circuit Judicial Conference, HSPRD’s Partner Kate Schwartz will be among the panelists in a criminal breakout session presenting on the topic: “Beyond Money Bail: Addressing the State and Federal Pretrial Detention Crisis.”

Ms. Schwartz will be discussing the application of money bail in Cook County, Illinois and local and statewide efforts to reform the application of money bail in our pretrial detention system over the last several years.

In one of Ms. Schwartz’s current cases, she and her colleagues recently obtained a class-wide preliminary injunction, enjoining Defendants Giles County, Tennessee and the Giles County Sheriff from detaining any person on misdemeanor probation based on a secured financial condition of release on any violation of probation warrant that is not accompanied by a record showing that the condition was imposed after notice to the arrestee, an opportunity for the arrestee to be heard by a judicial officer, and findings by that judicial officer concerning the arrestee’s ability to pay, alternatives to secured bail, and whether pre-revocation detention is necessary to meet compelling government interests.

Kate Schwartz is a Partner of Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. Ms. Schwartz represents clients in a broad range of complex litigation matters, with a concentration in the areas of labor and employment, civil rights, and constitutional law. She was recently recognized by Leading Lawyers Network as an Emerging Lawyer recommended in Civil Rights/Constitutional Law and Employment Law. Ms. Schwartz litigates in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, and has experience resolving employment issues ranging from discrimination and accommodation claims, to wage-and-hour issues. In 2018, Ms. Schwartz was honored by the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless for providing outstanding contributions to justice for those experiencing homelessness in the course of her civil rights practice.

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