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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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, Spain, Spain & Varnet P.C., Chicago, 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, Martin D. Parsons, Carbondale, 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