Jenner & Block Partner Keri L. Holleb Hotaling has been appointed to the Steering Committee of “Chicago Says No More,” a campaign that addresses the challenges of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Chicago metropolitan area. Its focus is to raise public awareness and end the silence, excuses and misinformation surrounding these issues. The initiative was founded recently by Mesirow Chief Financial Officer Kristie Paskvan; it is aligned with the national NO MORE campaign that was launched in 2013 by a coalition of leading advocacy groups, service providers and major corporations. The local campaign’s initial goals include changing the culture and conversation about domestic violence/sexual assault and providing innovative ways to leverage existing resources addressing these problems by establishing system-wide solutions. The Steering Committee will guide the direction and programs of the campaign, as well as establish guidelines to identify priorities for funding current and new initiatives aimed at decreasing domestic violence/sexual assault.
Ms. Holleb Hotaling, who is a litigator concentrating on environmental matters, leads Jenner & Block’s participation in the Circuit Court of Cook County Domestic Violence Division’s Pro Bono Order of Protection Program. Through the program, firm attorneys volunteer to assist clients in obtaining both emergency and plenary orders of protection in the Cook County Circuit Court.
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