Delivery of Legal Services

The mission of the Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services is: to encourage and support the most effective means to deliver legal services, including: making legal services easier to access, more affordable and more readily available to low-and-moderate-income individuals; developing and sponsoring programming and resources for the profession and the public; maintaining liaison relationships with other ISBA and external entities; and increasing pro bono participation and innovation.

Visit the committee's Pro Bono page for Pro Bono Spotlight articles & Pro Bono opportunities.

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Read the Delivery of Legal Services' long range plan

ISBA Disaster Legal Services Manual is our resource for Illinoisans and their lawyers.

Pro Bono Net launches  http://www.femaappeals.org for those who have been turned down by FEMA.  Site users answer can create appeal letters and request their FEMA file.

2018 Legal Service Committee

Committee Roster

  • Marisa P. Wiesman, Prairie State Legal Services, West Chicago, Chair
  • Teresa Leann Ross, Illinois Legal Aid Online, Chicago, Vice-Chair
  • Clarissa P. Gaff, Land of Lincoln Legal Legal Aid Inc, East St. Louis, Secretary
  • David T. Holtermann, Lawyers Trust Fund, Chicago, Ex-Officio
  • Michael G. Bergmann, Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), Chicago, Member
  • John E. Brennock, Diaz Anselmo Lindberg PA, Naperville, Member
  • Vincent E. Cail, Guardianship and Advocacy Commission, Peoria, Member
  • Camille M. Davidson, SIU School of Law, Carbondale, Member
  • Ryan D. Gammelgard, State Farm Automobile Insurance Co, Bloomington, Member
  • Dawn R. Hallsten, Rockford, Member
  • Lori K. Hansen, Champaign County Circuit Court Law Library, Urbana, Member
  • Matthew Jordan Hulstein, Chicago, Member
  • Hon. Lori R. Lefstein, Ret., Rock Island, Member
  • Jennifer Nicole Luczkowiak, Prairie State Legal Services Inc, Waukegan, Member
  • Judith H. Miller, Administer Justice, Elgin, Member
  • Philip C. Milsk, Law Office of Phil Milsk, New Lenox, Member/CLE Coordinator
  • Joseph Thomas Morrison, Kelleher + Holland LLC, Waukegan, Member
  • Michael T. O’Connor, Prairie State Legal Services Inc, Rockford, Member
  • Susan K. O’Neal, Prairie State Legal Services, Bloomington, Member
  • Martin Donald Parsons, Carterville, Member
  • Mary F. Petruchius, Prairie State Legal Services, DeKalb, Member
  • Cynthia N. Pietrucha, Atlas Consumer Law - Division of Sulaiman Law Ltd, Lombard, Member
  • Kimberly Marie Thielbar, Prairie State Legal Services, West Chicago, Member
  • Bryan Paul Thompson, Chicago Consumer Law Center PC, Chicago, Member
  • Wendy H. Vaughn, Northern Illinois Univ College of Law, Rockford, Member/CLE Coordinator
  • Julianna Bogumila Walo, Kelley Kronenberg, Evanston, Member
  • Susan L. Zielke, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Champaign, Member
  • Pamela Sakowicz Menaker, Clifford Law Offices, Northfield, Board Liaison
  • Melissa L. Burkholder, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison