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.

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

  • Clarissa P. Gaff, Land of Lincoln Legal Legal Aid Inc, East St. Louis, Chair
  • John E. Brennock, Diaz Anselmo & Assoc., LLC, Naperville, Vice-Chair/CLE Coordinator
  • Kimberly Marie Thielbar, Prairie State Legal Services, West Chicago, Secretary
  • Teresa Leann Ross, Illinois Legal Aid Online, Chicago, Ex-Officio
  • Abigail Grace Causer, Public Interest Law Initiative, Champaign, Member
  • Chanita Chantaplin, Illinois Legal Aid Online, Austin, Member
  • Sandra Crawford, Law Crawford PC, Park Ridge, Member
  • Camille M. Davidson, SIU School of Law, Carbondale, Member
  • David J. Fish, Fish Potter Bolanos PC, Naperville, Member
  • Ryan D. Gammelgard, State Farm Automobile Insurance Co, Bloomington, Member
  • Lori K. Hansen, Champaign County Circuit Court, 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
  • Brigette M. Lobacz, Morton, Member
  • Jennifer Nicole Luczkowiak, Prairie State Legal Services Inc, Highland Park, Member
  • Nicole Massey, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Champaign, Member
  • Daniel Quarfoot, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Chicago, Member
  • James T. Reilly, Reilly & Skerston LLC, Ottawa, Member
  • Douglas K. Smothers, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Decatur, Member
  • Bryan Paul Thompson, Chicago Consumer Law Center PC, Lake Barrington, Member
  • Wendy H. Vaughn, Northern Illinois Univ College of Law, Rockford, Member
  • Marisa P. Wiesman, Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, Elmhurst, Member
  • Megan McGlothlin Wood, Prairie State Legal Services, Bloomington, Member
  • Susan L. Zielke, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Champaign, Member
  • Michael G. Bergmann, Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), Chicago, Board Liaison
  • Tajuana Beasley, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison
  • Stacey Hacker Meehan, Illinois Bar Foundation, Chicago, Liaison to IBF
  • Stacey Weiler, Illinois Bar Foundation, Chicago, Liaison to IBF