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Law Related Education for the Public

The mission of the Standing Committee on Law Related Education for the Public is to develop, implement, and administer law-related education programs that will enhance the understanding of the legal system and the role of lawyers in our society, including programs which educate the public and students of all ages about the important role of lawyers and judges, the importance of an independent judiciary for the proper administration of justice, and which foster an interest in students to respect our justice system and consider pursuing careers in the law.

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Committee Roster

  • Hon. Michael J. Chmiel, Circuit Court of McHenry County, Woodstock, Chair
  • Raquel G. Martinez, Culver, Vice-Chair
  • Zeophus J. Williams, Cook County State's Attorney Child Support Enforcement Div, Tinley Park, Secretary
  • Sarah J. Taylor, Barrett Twomey Broom Hughes & Hoke LLP, Carbondale, Ex-Officio
  • Jessica A. Baer, Illinois Dept of Financial & Professional Regulation, Chicago, Member
  • Hon. Rosemary Collins, Rockford, Member
  • Lauren E. DeJong, Pembroke Jefson & Associates, Park Ridge, Member
  • Stephen D. Iden, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Springfield, Member
  • Marylou L. Kent, Illinois Dept of Transportation, Springfield, Member
  • Kateah M. McMasters, Miller Hall & Triggs LLC, Peoria, Member
  • Todd C. Miller, Ogar & Miller, Bloomington, Member
  • Thomas Murray, Aurora, Member
  • Desiree Anna Shiffler Martin, Desiree A Martin Attorney at Law, LaSalle, Member
  • Sandra L. Sweeney, Law Office of Sandra Sweeney, Manteno, Member
  • Hon. Jessica A. O’Brien, Circuit Court of Cook County Municipal Division, Chicago, Board Liaison
  • Kimberly A. Furr, Illinois State Bar Association, Springfield, Staff Liaison
  • Hon. Pablo A. Eves, Eleventh Judicial Circuit State of Illinois, Bloomington, Associate Editor
  • Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Springfield, Associate Editor