Special Committee on Serving Lawyers in Rural Practices

This special committee was created to augment the work of the Standing Committee on the Rural Practice Initiative.  By definition, the special committee will have a limited time in which to accomplish its charge.  The special committee will be asked to focus on examining and making recommendations on how best ISBA can serve the needs of lawyers practicing in rural areas of Illinois.  The special committee will, as part of its charge, need to address the segue between the needs of rural practitioners and the Rural Practice Fellowship Program, including recommendations of the structure of the Rural Practice Fellowship Program.

Committee Roster

  • Michael G. Bergmann, Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), Chicago, Member
  • Trent L. Bush, Ward Murray Pace & Johnson PC, Sterling, Member
  • Jonathan R. Cantrell, Hart Cantrell, Benton, Member
  • Chad E. Chojnicki, McDevitt Osteen Chojnicki & Deters LLC, Effingham, Member
  • Dustin Thomas Clark, Clark & Jones, Rushville, Member
  • Kurt R. Dittmer, Rasmussen & Dittmer LLC, La Harpe, Member
  • Clarissa P. Gaff, Land of Lincoln Legal Legal Aid Inc, East St. Louis, Member
  • Jennifer L. Kincaid, Pepping Balk Kincaid & Olson Ltd, Silvis, Member
  • Sarah J. Taylor, Barrett Twomey Broom Hughes & Hoke LLP, Carbondale, Member
  • Alison B. Vawter, Macomb, Member
  • Angelica W. Wawrzynek, Armstrong Grove & Wawrzynek LLC, Mattoon, Member
  • Letitia B. Wiggins, Wiggins Law LLC, McLeansboro, Member
  • Krista L. Appenzeller, Illinois State Bar Association, Springfield, Staff Liaison