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Civil Rights Attorney Adele Nicholas Joins ACSOL Board of Directors


Civil rights attorney Adele Nicholas, whose office is located in Chicago, has joined the board of directors of ACSOL, a nationwide non-profit organization.  Nicholas’  legal practice is devoted to fighting systemic abuses in the criminal justice systems as well as combatting police misconduct.

“We are delighted that Ms. Nicholas has agreed to join the leadership of ACSOL,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci.  “She is a zealous advocate for rational evidence-based sex offense laws and has devoted a substantial part of her practice to successfully challenging the constitutionality of residency restrictions, presence restrictions and registration laws in Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota.”

Nicholas is the sixth attorney to join the current ACSOL board of directors.  Additional board members who are attorneys include Chance Oberstein, Catherine Carpenter, Ira Ellman, Janice Bellucci and Alex Landon.  The remaining ACSOL board members include sociologist Emily Horowitz, Guy Hamilton-Smith, author Frank Lindsay, auditor David Whitehead, homeless advocate Alex Gittinger and emotional support group leader Sherri Harlow.


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May God continue to bless this amazing team!

Fantastic! Going strong

That is really great news! This will greatly help ACSOL to become a powerful civil rights advocacy group. I actually didn’t realize we already had so many lawyers on the Board of Directors. It would be great if there was a short bio about each board member on this site’s about-me page.

On another subject: How about a page on recommended attorneys available to hire in each State?

Welcome Adele! You in for the biggest Fight of your life ! Hope you up to it!!! You will be kicked Hard for defending sex offenders even thou the numbers are low on anyone doing the same crime. But i welcome you too this family ! Who have been though hell over the years. Some people can’t get a job or find a home too live in peace! And a lot of people out there never did any thing too. A child but good luck fighting

Congrats! ACSOL is growing! I’m happy to have Ms. Nicolas on board to fight presence and residency restrictions as well as registration laws. Recently, I took the presence and residency restriction laws linked to all 50 states and US Territories. There were 27 states/territories that have presence restrictions and 29 states/territories that have residency restrictions. Having inconsistent laws between the states is scary to registrants. For example, a California registrant doesn’t have presence or residency restriction (save grade school), but if you venture to one of the states with presence or residency restrictions when travelling to other states, then you… Read more »

Great news! Wish you all much success in fighting for the justice of citizens!

I’m so thankful daily for this team. They do care about the individual and for the Constitution which was once a respected document. Someday… with education, perhaps the general public will not have need of an underclass.

“…the Constitution which was once a respected document”. The bill of rights (amendments to the constitution) are not known by the inhabitants of the US.

Wow! What a great development! I remember calling Adele back in 2015 or 2016 when she was involved in a sex offender case that I had found in the Google feed, and called her office to direct her to then-CA RSOL’s growing litigation successes with city registration restriction ordinances and their transcripts. She was pleasantly surprised, as she was just starting to research the horrific registry laws in Illinois. It was a pleasant five-minute conversation, and glad I was able to then inform her of the organization. To find her part of the organization is a godsend!

Adele Nicholas has been an effective advocate in the Midwest. I’m glad that we have a closer tie to California and ACSOL.


Thank you so much attorney Nicholas, from the bottom of my heart. You are doing something amazing here. Thank you ACSOL

Your right, some of these state agencies don’t care about the U.S construction. The last 14yrs. Of my life, I have been forced to register as a sex offered, and wear a gps ankle monitor. My conviction way a misdemeanor back in 1986 PC 314.1 I plead no contest to urinating outside, which I should not have plead guilty to because there was no injured party. Anyway, the judge did not court order me to register as a sex offered or wear an ankle monitor. I was sentenced to serve 30 days in the county jail and probation which I… Read more »

Yes i was convicted in 1998 choir sex crime was released 2001 for 6 yr. Sentence. However i was convicted in 2014 for theft and burglary have no history of predatory veggie 1995 or after 2001 yet I’m on gps pay for a group counseling session once a week $35 or of pocket i did time for offense yet I’m still being punished for same charge 20+years later how can i get off this and live my life I’m 54 yrs of age and have really changed my life for the better and this registry has really taking a tool… Read more »

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