I am Anne Shaw. I believe in the dignity of others and fighting for that. I am a civil rights attorney running for judge of the 6th subcircuit of the Cook County Circuit Court.
As a teen I watched my Asian-American father, a DCFS public servant, as he successfully sued his workplace for blatant discrimination. My initial anger at his treatment turned into a life as a Chicago civil rights attorney who is still fighting passionately for the rights of others. I started my own law firm in 2003 and 10 years ago I helped found the first pro bono legal clinic in Chinatown which has served thousands of indigent and low income immigrants. As a homeowner, I am especially passionate about property rights and as a community activist I have done extensive free legal work for various groups including working as a volunteer board member for the Cook County Board of Ethics.
Anne Shaw is Recommended by the the Cook County Bar Association
“I am incredibly humbled by this rating.” CCBA letter of recommendation is here
Anne is Running in the 6th Judicial Subcircuit:
What Is A Subcircuit?
Cook County has the 2nd largest court system in the world. In Cook County, there are 24 Subcircuits. Anne is running in the 6th Subcircuit. As of December 2014, the Cook County Circuit Court has 257 circuit judges, who are elected for six-year terms. Circuit judges must be retained by voters every six years.
Are you in the District? A map of the 6th Subcircuit is here
What Anne Will Bring To The Bench
As a highly respected civil rights attorney and small firm owner, Anne Shaw has been actively involved in Chicago’s communities for 30 plus years. Anne believes Chicago’s make-up of judges should reflect the people and interests of those communities that she’s loved and worked for in all their diversity and needs. Anne will bring to the bench not only her legal knowledge, but an empathy enlarged by those years and a hard earned judicious awareness of Chicago’s complex and myriad perspectives. Anne believes Justice should be non partisan. She knows how important it is that judges have unbiased yet active hearts for all that come in front of a judge, including the underrepresented, in a legal system that is not always as accessible to all as it should be.
Anne Shaw actively serves the legal and general community
Anne helped found and co-chaired the Chinatown Pro Bono Legal Clinic • Volunteer board member for the Cook County Board of Ethics (helped to bring down Joe Barrios) • Past Vice President of the East Village Association • Board member of Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn‘s Asian American Advisory Council… (lots more here)