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

  • David T. Holtermann, Lawyers Trust Fund, Chicago, Chair
  • Marisa P. Wiesman, Prairie State Legal Services, West Chicago, Vice-Chair
  • Teresa Leann Ross, Illinois Legal Aid Online, Chicago, Secretary
  • Susan L. Zielke, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Champaign, 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
  • Clarissa P. Gaff, Land of Lincoln Legal Legal Aid Inc, East St. Louis, Member
  • Ryan D. Gammelgard, State Farm Automobile Insurance Co, Bloomington, Member
  • Missy L. Greathouse, Dispute Resolution Institute Inc, Edwardsville, Member
  • Dawn R. Hallsten, Rockford, Member
  • Lori K. Hansen, Champaign County Circuit Court Law Library, Urbana, Member
  • Matthew Jordan Hulstein, Chicago, Member
  • Judith H. Miller, Administer Justice, Elgin, Member
  • Philip C. Milsk, Law Office of Phil Milsk, New Lenox, Member/CLE Coordinator
  • Michael T. O’Connor, Prairie State Legal Services Inc, Rockford, Member
  • Martin Donald Parsons, Carterville, Member
  • Cynthia N. Pietrucha, Pietrucha Law Firm, LLC, Naperville, Member
  • Sarah J. Taylor, Barrett Twomey Broom Hughes & Hoke LLP, Carbondale, Member
  • Kimberly Marie Thielbar, Prairie State Legal Services, West Chicago, Member
  • Wendy H. Vaughn, Northern Illinois Univ College of Law, Rockford, Member/CLE Coordinator
  • Perry J. Browder, Simmons Hanly Conroy, Alton, Board Liaison
  • Melissa L. Burkholder, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison
  • Stacey Jonas Weiler, Illinois Bar Foundation - Justice Corps, Chicago, Staff Liaison
  • Mary F. Petruchius, Prairie State Legal Services, DeKalb, CLE Committee Liaison