Author: Laurie Wardell and Michael K. Fridkin, Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Last updated: June 2010
The Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has prepared this manual for use by attorneys appointed by judges in the Northern District of Illinois to represent indigent clients in employment discrimination cases. The manual contains a summary of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, as amended by the Civil Rights Act of 1991, including important Supreme Court and Seventh Circuit cases decided through October 2009. This manual is intended to be a starting point for research and should not be used as a substitute for original research tailored to the facts of a specific case.
The Chicago Lawyers' Committee has agreed to assist appointed counsel by producing this manual and by conferring with appointed counsel in evaluating settlement offers, drafting pleadings, determining case strategy, and providing other assistance that appointed counsel may need. For assistance, appointed counsel may contact Laurie Wardell at the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 100 N. LaSalle, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 630-9744, email@example.com.
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Section 3: EEOC Proceedings
Scope of these Materials
Summary of Proceedings
Dismissal and Issuance of Right-to-Sue Letter
State and Local Government Employees
Section 4: The Complaint
Proper Defendants for a Title VII Action
Scope of the Title VII Suit
Timeliness in a Title VII Suit
Timeliness in a 1981 Suit
Right to a Jury Trial
Rule 68 Offers of Judgment
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