About Michael Sweig, JD as a Speaker and Advocate


Keynote Speech to the Waukegan Township Coalition to Reduce Recidivism

“Your passion to help people with criminal records has been an inspiration and a contribution to renew, rebuild, and restore the nation…Your presence and remarks at the Annual Coalition Luncheon were profound, inspirational and motivating.”

In Support for Colorado HB 1263: Equal Opportunities for People with Criminal Records in State Employment: “I’m so glad that you can testify. You are a very powerful speaker.” (Christie Donner, Executive Director. Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, 2/12/12). ”

On the New Illinois Law of Certificates of Rehabilitation:

Michael, ..You literally have done a miraculous feat. I will use it as a model to suggest to other states. But it isn’t the language alone. I know it was your dedication to this that made it possible. Congratulations. There will literally be thousands of folks whose lives will be better for what you have done. We all owe you thanks. All the best, Pat Nolan, VP, Prison Fellowship | Justice Fellowship

From Illinois Legislators, following the 96th General Assembly:

– – “Thanks for your efforts and for making things happen. You got this issue to move ahead as opposed to others who seem to only enjoy a process without results. You are making a difference and I look forward to our mutual work on doing what’s right by crafting meaningful public policy. ”  –  Sen. John Millner (R., 28th Dist.)

– – “Good working with you… You’ve been incredibly generous with your time and with your insights….Thanks, again, for all your good work.” – Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie (D, 25th Dist. and Majority Leader)

– – “I respect your honesty and look forwarding to working with you again in the future.” – Rep. Chapin Rose (R, 110th Dist.)

– – “It’s great to see you work down in Springfield…You are a natural…and I don’t say that to too many people very often. Pat yourself on the back…. – Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D, 12th Dist.)