Chicago Associates Patrick (Packey) Conlon
and Josh Fliegel
worked with the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) to form a new committee, the Anti-Violence Task Force, for the legal community to help fight growing gun violence in the city. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
spoke with Conlon and Fliegel about how the two pitched the idea of the task force to the CBA since there wasn’t an existing legal group that speciﬁcally leveraged its members to combat gun violence and how the force ultimately came to fruition. “We want to provide that avenue for lawyers to be able to help in whatever way that they’re able to help,” Fliegel said.
In regard to goals for the organization, Conlon noted: “We want to help connect the dots and use the massive, powerful legal network that’s out there to bring organizations together and ﬁnd areas and ways in which the legal community can take a stance and actually make a diﬀerence.”
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