Member Groups


The Standing Committee on Legislation has the responsibility for committee execution of legislative program.

Adopted by the Board of Governors in October 1981. Normally consists of Immediate Past President, ex officio, the Third Vice-President, ex officio, two persons who are members of the ISBA Assembly, two persons who are members of the Board of Governors, and 16 additional members selected because of their demonstrated interest, at least two of whom, if possible, should be persons who have served in the General Assembly of the state of Illinois. The Immediate Past President shall be the chair. If he or she should decline such appointment, the First Vice-President, Second Vice-President and Third Vice-President, in that order, shall be offered the office of chair.

Committee Roster

  • Vincent F. Cornelius, Law Office of Vincent F Cornelius, Joliet, Chair
  • John T. Theis, Chicago, Vice-Chair
  • Stephen W. Baker, Cook County Public Defender, Chicago, Member
  • Robert Barr, Evanston, Member
  • Margaret C. Benson, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Chicago, Member
  • Leonore E. Carlson, Chicago, Member
  • Elizabeth E. Clarke, Juvenile Justice Initiative, Evanston, Member
  • Thomas P. Conley, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Chicago, Member
  • Donald M. Craven, Donald M Craven PC, Springfield, Member
  • Hon. Barbara L. Crowder, Third Judicial Circuit, Edwardsville, Member
  • Keith E. Emmons, Meyer Capel PC, Champaign, Member
  • Joseph R. Fortunato, Jr., Kaufman Dolowich Voluck, Chicago, Member
  • Gary R. Gehlbach, Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine LLC, Dixon, Member
  • Justin J. Karubas, Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C., Wheaton, Member
  • Elizabeth A. Kaveny, Burke Wise Morrissey & Kaveny LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Samuel H. Levine, Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC , Chicago, Member
  • John G. Locallo, Amari & Locallo, Chicago, Member
  • Robert A. Loeb, Law Offices of Robert A Loeb, Chicago, Member
  • Timothy E. Moran, Schmidt Salzman & Moran Ltd, Chicago, Member
  • Bob T. Park, Califf & Harper PC, Moline, Member
  • Frank A. Perrecone, Ferolie & Perrecone, Ltd., Rockford, Member
  • Bruce R. Pfaff, Pfaff Gill & Ports Ltd, Chicago, Member
  • George M. Sachs, George M Sachs PC, Arlington Heights, Member
  • Ari J. Scharg, Edelson PC, Chicago, Member
  • Ruth A. Schlossberg, Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle, Crystal Lake, Member
  • Hon. Kent F. Slater, Spesia & Taylor, Macomb, Member
  • Rory T. Weiler, Weiler & Lengle PC, St. Charles, Member
  • Rory T. Weiler, Weiler & Lengle PC, St. Charles, Board Liaison
  • James R. Covington, Illinois State Bar Association, Springfield, Staff Liaison