Member Groups

Legal Education, Admission and Competence

The mission of the Standing Committee on is to study all phases of preparatory and legal education requirements for admission to the bar and standards for bar examinations, and to review continuing legal education, competence, and lawyer skills, making recommendations with respect thereto.

Consists of chair, vice-chair, secretary and 18 additional members.

Committee Roster

  • George R. Ripplinger, Ripplinger & Zimmer, Belleville, Chair
  • Peter C. Alexander, Carbondale, Vice-Chair
  • Daniel R. Thies, Sidley Austin LLP, Chicago, Secretary
  • Nicholas A. Caputo, Caputo & Popovic PC, Chicago, Ex-Officio
  • Allison K. Bethel, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Member
  • Tarek A. Fadel, AdaptiGroup LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Jennifer D. Franklin, Polsinelli PC, St. Louis, Member
  • Nancy Z. Hablutzel, Hablutzel and Associates, Chicago, Member
  • Alice E. Keane, Office of Illinois Attorney General, Chicago, Member
  • Margaret J. Lowery, Lowery Law PC, Belleville, Member
  • Peter L. Rotskoff, ARDC, Springfield, Member
  • Lawrence A. Stein, Huck Bouma PC, Wheaton, Member
  • Ramona M. Sullivan, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance, Champaign, Member
  • Hon. Alexander P. White, Des Plaines, Member
  • Lois Wood, Land of Lincoln Legal Asst Found Inc, East St Louis, Member
  • John L. Nisivaco, Boudreau & Nisivaco LLC, Chicago, Board Liaison
  • Kimberly A. Furr, Illinois State Bar Association, Springfield, Staff Liaison
  • Rachel McDermott, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison