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

  • Teresa Leann Ross, Illinois Legal Aid Online, Chicago, Chair
  • Clarissa P. Gaff, Land of Lincoln Legal Legal Aid Inc, East St. Louis, Vice-Chair
  • Marisa P. Wiesman, Prairie State Legal Services, West Chicago, Ex-Officio
  • John E. Brennock, Diaz Anselmo & Assoc., LLC, Naperville, Member/CLE Coordinator
  • Abigail Grace Causer, Public Interest Law Initiative, Champaign, Member
  • Chanita Chantaplin-McLelland, Illinois Legal Aid Online, Austin, Member
  • Philip J. Davidson, Orland Park, Member
  • Camille M. Davidson, SIU School of Law, Carbondale, Member
  • Ryan D. Gammelgard, State Farm Automobile Insurance Co, Bloomington, Member
  • Dawn R. Hallsten, Holmes Beach, Member
  • Lori K. Hansen, Champaign County Circuit Court Law Library, Urbana, Member
  • David T. Holtermann, Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois, Chicago, Member
  • Karen A. Kloppe, Illinois Department of Aging, Springfield, Member
  • Hon. Lori R. Lefstein, Ret., Rock Island, Member
  • Jennifer Nicole Luczkowiak, Prairie State Legal Services Inc, Waukegan, Member
  • Nicole Massey, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Champaign, Member
  • Joseph Thomas Morrison, Kelleher + Holland LLC, North Barrington, Member
  • Michael T. O’Connor, Machesney Park, Member/CLE Coordinator
  • Susan K. O’Neal, Law Office of Susan O'Neal, Peoria, Member
  • Martin Donald Parsons, Legal Advocacy Headquarters, Carterville, Member
  • Mary F. Petruchius, Prairie State Legal Services, DeKalb, Member
  • Dan Quarfoot, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Chicago, 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
  • Julianna Bogumila Walo, Kelley Kronenberg, Evanston, Member
  • Susan L. Zielke, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Champaign, Member
  • Michael G. Bergmann, Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), Chicago, Board Liaison/Member