The Committee establishes the Project to Combat Bias Violence which provides assistance in civil and criminal court to victims of hate crime.
In the Project's first case, an all white jury awards $475,000 in damages to an African American man who was the victim of a hate crime in Bridgeport. This is the first civil action in which damages are awarded under the Illinois Hate Crimes Act.
The Lawyers' School Reform Advisory Project begins to refer lawyers to Chicago's local school councils and school reform organizations. The Project allows the private bar to support the Chicago School Reform Act, the first large-scale experiment in school-based management.