The purpose of the Standing Committee on Military Affairs of the Illinois State Bar Association is to provide information, support and assistance to the military community and the general public relating to the legal issues that service members may face during and after service. The Committee is committed to being the conduit between service members in need of legal assistance and Illinois attorneys who can provide guidance and/or advice.
Legal resources for Veterans
- The Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network provides civil legal services across Illinois.
- VetLex is a national, dedicated web-based network of coordinated pro bono service providers to serve the legal needs of veterans.
Illinois Law Consumer Videos
Videos produced in cooperation with ISBA Sections and Committees. See all Illinois Law videos on YouTube.
- Nicole Massey, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Champaign, Chair
- Hon. Sarah D. Smith, Madison County Ciruit Court, Edwardsville, Vice-Chair
- Thomas W. Banning, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Belleville, Secretary
- Martin Donald Parsons, Carterville, Ex-Officio
- William W. Austin, McDevitt Osteen Chojnicki & Deters LLC, Effingham, Member
- Jillian Eva Berner, UIC Law School Veterans Legal Clinic, Chicago, Member
- Tambra K. Cain, Johnson County State's Attorney, Vienna, Member
- Thomas E. Digan, Region Legal Service Office Midwest, Great Lakes, Member
- Edward M. Farmer, The Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic, Chicago, Member
- Vanessa L. Hammer, Hammer Serna & Quinn, LLC, Chicago, Member
- Daniel M. Harrod, Harrod Law Firm PC, Eureka, Member
- Aaron B. Maduff, Maduff & Maduff LLC, Arlington Heights, Member
- Joseph Neely, Behr McCarter & Potter PC, Saint Louis, Member
- Hon. Ron D. Spears, Spears Dispute Resolution, Taylorville, Member
- Joseph P. Steinfels, Lake County Public Defender, Park Ridge, Member
- Alan L. Sternberg, Bloomington, Member
- Randall Louis Tyner, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Wilmette, Member
- Frank J. Zacchigna, Franklin Law, Roselle, Member
- Susan L. Zielke, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Champaign, Member
- Randy Randall Cox, Illinois Appellate Court, Springfield, Board Liaison
- Blake Howard, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison
- Kelli E. Gordon, Feldman Wasser, Springfield, CLE Committee Liaison