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25th anniversary of Citizens For Justice

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To the editor:

Citizens For Justice, Inc., a legal reform group based in Lincoln, Ill., will be celebrating our 25th anniversary on March 3, 2013. Citizens For Justice is a legal reform group that is committed to constructive change in the legal system.

Citizens For Justice was born out of frustration. This frustration was the direct result of seven ongoing years of litigation in what we believed was an unjust legal system gone wild. After we had experienced these alleged courtroom atrocities, we decided to organize a group of dedicated citizens who had experienced similar injustices and begin donating time and energy to improving the legal system.

After research at the local public library, we learned about the A.R.D.C., the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission, an agency that disciplines attorneys. We also discovered the J.I.B., the Judicial Inquiry Board, an agency that disciplines judges. By encouraging utilization of the A.R.D.C. and the J.I.B., we believe changes for the improvement of the local legal system will occur more rapidly.

Changes for the improvement of the legal system is what Citizens For Justice is all about. We have discovered and are continuing to discover avenues for constructive change.

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During this same time period, 1988, I, Les Van Bibber, made a personal commitment to be a voice, or a spokesperson and/or watchdog, during the rest of my life, for those in our community who are poor, uneducated, those who may have even given up on life, or maybe are part of the silent majority, regarding issues of importance that will affect them, like sales tax increases, fee increases, property tax increases, utility rate increases, etc., or if they may need help to navigate their way through our local court system.

We believe your support, along with our efforts, will make this great city, county and country a better place to live and prosper for everyone.

If you, too, have been wronged by a judge or an attorney, inside or outside of the courthouse, action can be taken. Contact Citizens For Justice at 217-732-3438 in Lincoln.

Citizens For Justice, Inc.
Lester C. Van Bibber III
President and CEO

[Posted March 08, 2013]

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