Member Groups


The Standing Committee on Legislation has the responsibility for committee execution of legislative program.

Adopted by the Board of Governors in October 1981. Normally consists of Immediate Past President, ex officio, the Third Vice-President, ex officio, two persons who are members of the ISBA Assembly, two persons who are members of the Board of Governors, and 16 additional members selected because of their demonstrated interest, at least two of whom, if possible, should be persons who have served in the General Assembly of the state of Illinois. The Immediate Past President shall be the chair. If he or she should decline such appointment, the First Vice-President, Second Vice-President and Third Vice-President, in that order, shall be offered the office of chair.

Committee Roster

  • Paula H. Holderman, Winston & Strawn LLP, Chicago, Chair
  • John T. Theis, Chicago, Vice-Chair
  • James R. Covington, Illinois State Bar Association, Springfield, Secretary
  • Hon. Adrienne W. Albrecht, Kankakee County Courthouse, Kankakee, Member
  • Stephen W. Baker, Cook County Public Defender, Chicago, Member
  • J. Robert Barr, Evanston, Member
  • Margaret C. Benson, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Chicago, Member
  • John H. Brechin, Law Offices of John H Brechin, Addison, Member
  • Elizabeth E. Clarke, Juvenile Justice Initiative, Evanston, Member
  • Thomas P. Conley, Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Chicago, Member
  • Donald M. Craven, Donald M Craven PC, Springfield, Member
  • Hon. Barbara L. Crowder, Third Judicial Circuit, Edwardsville, Member
  • Keith E. Emmons, Meyer Capel PC, Champaign, Member
  • Joseph R. Fortunato, Jr., Momkus McCluskey LLC, Lisle, Member
  • Gary R. Gehlbach, Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine LLC, Dixon, Member
  • Justin J. Karubas, Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C., Wheaton, Member
  • Leslie Ann Koczur, ComEd, Hinsdale, Member
  • Samuel H. Levine, Kubasiak Fylstra Thorpe and Rotunno, Chicago, Member
  • John G. Locallo, Amari & Locallo, Chicago, Member
  • Robert A. Loeb, Law Offices of Robert A Loeb, Chicago, Member
  • Timothy E. Moran, Schmidt Salzman & Moran Ltd, Chicago, Member
  • Robert T. Park, Califf & Harper PC, Moline, Member
  • Frank A. Perrecone, Ferolie & Perrecone, Ltd., Rockford, Member
  • Bruce R. Pfaff, Pfaff Gill & Ports Ltd, Chicago, Member
  • Hon. Kent F. Slater, Macomb, Member
  • Rory T. Weiler, Weiler & Lengle PC, St. Charles, Member
  • Lynne Davis, Illinois State Bar Association, Springfield, Staff Liaison