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 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
  • 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
  • Stacey Marie Jonas, Illinois Bar Foundation - Illinois Justice Corps, Chicago, Staff Liaison
  • Mary F. Petruchius, Prairie State Legal Services, DeKalb, CLE Committee Liaison