John C. Sciaccotta Moderating "Will Police Reform Make Chicago Safer?" a Chicago Bar Association CLE Program


On Jan. 29, 2020, Aronberg Goldgehn member John C. Sciaccotta will moderate “Will Police Reform Make Chicago Safer?” a panel discussion at the Chicago Bar Association’s “Curbing Gun Violence: Are We Making Progress? Issues Impacting Gun Violence in Chicago’s Neighborhoods” program.

John will moderate the discussion with fellow panelists Sean Malinowksi, Director of Policing Innovation and Reform at the University of Chicago Crime Lab, and Rachel Murphy, Staff Attorney at ACLU of Illinois.

The program will be held at The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Interim Chicago Police Superintendent Charlie Beck will kick-off the program with a keynote address to participants about the issues and problems Chicago faces. Panelists will then address the facts and solutions to common questions relating to solving the issues in problematic neighborhoods.

In addition to “Will Police Reform Make Chicago Safer?” and the keynote address, two other panel discussions will take place. They are:

  • “Bail or Jail: Which is More Effective?” with panelists Aileen Bhandari, Assistant State's Attorney, Criminal Prosecutions Bureau Felony Trial Division, Office of Cook County State's Attorney; Hays Golden, Senior Director for Science and Strategy, Crime Lab New York; and Adam Sheppard, Sheppard Law Firm PC (moderator)

  • “Prison: A Punishment or Deterrent?” with panelists Hon. Charles P. Burns, Criminal Division, Circuit Court of Cook County; Max Kapustin, Senior Research Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab; Rae Kyritsi, Programs Director, Center for Conflict Resolution; Hon. Thomas R. Mulroy, Law Division, Circuit Court of Cook County (moderator); and Hon. Patricia Spratt, Restorative Justice Division, Circuit Court of Cook County.


2.2 IL MCLE credit is available for attendees of the “Curbing Gun Violence: Are We Making Progress? Issues Impacting Gun Violence in Chicago’s Neighborhoods” program.


Attendance costs $25 per person, which includes lunch.

CLICK HERE to register or call 312.554.2056.

About John C. Sciaccotta

John has nearly 35 years of trial and litigation experience advocating for clients in complex civil litigation, arbitration, mediation and business counseling matters with a special emphasis on complex civil trial and appellate cases brought in federal and state courts throughout the United States. John has also been appointed by the American Arbitration Association as an Arbitrator and Lawyer Neutral to adjudicate various claims and disputes in arbitration. John is a Co-Founder and Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Business Divorce and Complex Ownership Disputes Committee.

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