Delivery of Legal Services

The mission of the Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services is

  • To study, recommend, promote and conduct activities of the Association pertaining to mechanisms for the delivery of legal services to the public, including but not limited to legal assistance to the indigent and other methods of simplifying or lessening the costs of delivery systems.
  • To supervise the operation of the Illinois Lawyer Referral Service.

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Committee Roster

  • Wendy H. Vaughn, Northern Illinois Univ College of Law, Rockford, Chair
  • Sandra Crawford, Law Crawford PC, Chicago, Vice-Chair
  • Susan L. Zielke, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Champaign, Secretary
  • Hon. Barbara L. Crowder, Third Judicial Circuit, Edwardsville, Ex-Officio
  • Beverly A. Allen, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation Inc, East Saint Louis, Member
  • Michael G. Bergmann, Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), Chicago, Member
  • Michael Francis Brennan, The Virtual Attorney, Grayslake, Member
  • John E. Brennock, Alicja M Sroka & Associates PC, Chicago, Member
  • Susan L. DeCostanza, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Chicago, Member
  • Dawn R. Hallsten, Rockford, Member
  • Lori K. Hansen, Champaign County Circuit Court Law Library, Urbana, Member
  • David T. Holtermann, Lawyers Trust Fund, Chicago, Member
  • Lisa J. McCraw, Deere & Company, Moline, Member
  • Michele A. Miller, Prairie State Legal Services Inc, Peoria, Member
  • Michael T. O’Connor, Prairie State Legal Services Inc, Rockford, Member
  • Teresa Leann Ross, Illinois Legal Aid Online, Chicago, Member
  • Denise Russo, Salvi Salvi & Wifler PC, Lake Zurich, Member
  • Marisa P. Wiesman, Prairie State Legal Services, Wheaton, Member/CLE Coordinator
  • Lois Wood, Edwardsville, Member
  • Dennis M. Lynch, HealyScanlon, Chicago, Board Liaison
  • David M. Anderson, Illinois Bar Foundation, Chicago, Staff Liaison
  • Melissa L. Burkholder, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison
  • Hon. Julie K. Katz, Belleville, CLE Committee Liaison