Member Groups

Delivery of Legal Services

The mission of the Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services is

  • To study, recommend, promote and conduct activities of the Association pertaining to mechanisms for the delivery of legal services to the public, including but not limited to legal assistance to the indigent and other methods of simplifying or lessening the costs of delivery systems.
  • To supervise the operation of the Illinois Lawyer Referral Service.

Read the Delivery of Legal Services' long range plan

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Committee Roster

  • Michael T. O’Connor, Prairie State Legal Services Inc, Rockford, Chair
  • Hon. Barbara L. Crowder, Third Judicial Circuit, Edwardsville, Vice-Chair
  • Wendy H. Vaughn, Northern Illinois Univ College of Law, Rockford, Secretary/CLE Coordinator
  • Lois Wood, Land of Lincoln Legal Asst Found Inc, East St Louis, Ex-Officio
  • Beverly A. Allen, Land Of Lincoln Legal Assistan, Florissant, Member
  • Michael G. Bergmann, Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), Chicago, Member
  • Mara L. Block, Orenstein & Associates PC, Northbrook, Member
  • Sandra Crawford, Law Crawford PC, Chicago, Member
  • Susan L. DeCostanza, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Chicago, Member
  • Sheila Fahey-Wallenius, Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, Chicago, Member
  • David T. Holtermann, Lawyers Trust Fund, Chicago, Member
  • Lisa J. McCraw, Deere & Company, Moline, Member
  • Michele A. Miller, Peoria County Court Administration, Peoria, Member
  • Mary Beth Williams, Mary Beth Williams Attorney at Law, Glen Carbon, Member
  • Susan L. Zielke, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Champaign, Member
  • Russell K. Scott, Greensfelder Hemker & Gale, Belleville, Board Liaison
  • David M. Anderson, Illinois Bar Foundation, Chicago, Staff Liaison
  • Melissa L. Burkholder, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison
  • Hon. Julie K. Katz, Belleville, CLE Committee Liaison