Military Affairs

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

Illinois Law Consumer Videos

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Committee Roster

  • Martin Donald Parsons, Martin D. Parsons, Carbondale, Chair
  • Janice L. Boback, Anderson & Boback, Chicago, Secretary
  • Thomas W. Banning, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Belleville, Member
  • Jillian Berner, The JMLS Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic, Chicago, Member
  • Tambra K. Cain, Johnson County State's Attorney, Vienna, Member
  • William L. Cleaver, Bozeman Neighbour Patton & Noe LLP, Moline, Member
  • Thomas E. Digan, Region Legal Service Office Midwest, Great Lakes, Member
  • Edward M. Farmer, The Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic, Chicago, Member/CLE Coordinator
  • Thomas R. Lamont, Springfield, Member
  • Nicole Massey, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Champaign, Member
  • Vincent D. Smith, Carmel, Member
  • Hon. Sarah D. Smith, Madison County Ciruit Court, Edwardsville, Member
  • Hon. Ron D. Spears, Spears Dispute Resolution, Taylorville, Member
  • Alan L. Sternberg, Bloomington, Member
  • Susan L. Zielke, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Champaign, Member
  • Randy Randall Cox, Feldman Wasser Draper & Cox, Springfield, Board Liaison
  • Blake Howard, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison
  • Nancy G. Easum, Easum Law Office, Springfield, CLE Committee Liaison