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Appellate Court Administrative Committee of the Supreme Court

 
Chairperson: Hon. Bertina E. Lampkin
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Hon. Lisa Holder White; AOIC Staff: Jerome Galang

Charge: Study and recommend methods by which the Appellate Court might improve the processing of appeals.

The following Justices of the Appellate Court are members of the Appellate Court Administrative Committee for terms expiring December 31, 2024:

Hon. Linda E. Davenport
Appellate Court, Third District

Hon. Bertina E. Lampkin
Appellate Court, First District

The following Justices of the Appellate Court are members of the Appellate Court Administrative Committee for terms expiring December 31, 2025:

Hon. Mark M. Boie
Appellate Court, Fifth District

Hon. Michael B. Hyman
Appellate Court, First District

Hon. Mary K. Rochford
Appellate Court, First District

The following Justices of the Appellate Court are members of the Appellate Court Administrative Committee for terms expiring December 31, 2026:

Hon. Joseph E. Birkett
Appellate Court, Second District

Hon. Eugene Doherty
Appellate Court, Fourth District

Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois (ARDC)

 
Commission Chairperson: Timothy L. Bertschy; Commission Vice-Chairperson: John H. Simpson
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Hon. David K. Overstreet

Charge: Oversee the attorney registration and disciplinary process.

Lea S. Gutierrez, Administrator

The following individuals are members of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission:

Timothy L. Bertschy

Kate L. McCracken

J. Nelson Wood

John H. Simpson

The Nonlawyers

Cedric D.Thurman

LaShana T. Jackson

Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois (ARDC) Review Board

 
Chair: Michael R. Henderson ; Vice-President: Timothy J. Eaton
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Hon. David K. Overstreet

The following individuals are members of the Review Board for terms expiring December 31, 2023, or until successors are appointed:

R. Michael Henderson
Charles E. Pinkston, Jr.
Scott J. Szala

The following individuals are members of the Review Board for terms expiring December 31, 2024, or until successors are appointed:

Leslie D. Davis
George E. Marron, III
Michael T. Reagan (Position rotates among Dists. 2, 3, 4 & 5, effective September 2006.)

The following individuals are members of the Review Board for terms expiring December 31, 2025, or until successors are appointed:

J. Timothy Eaton
Bradley N. Pollock
Esther J. Seitz

Committee on Character and Fitness

 
    First District:
Chairperson: Terrence P. LeFevour; Vice-Chairperson: Tanya D. Woods
    Second District:
Chairperson:
Peter Baroni; Vice-Chairperson: Kathleen M. Ryan
    Third District:
Chairperson: George G. Leynaud; Vice-Chairperson: Kelly A. Tebo
    Fourth District:
Chairperson: Carolyn Taft Grosboll; Vice-Chairperson: Elizabeth A. Robb
    Fifth District:
Chairperson: David L. Piercy; Vice-Chairperson: Stephen C. Buser

 

Supreme Court Liaison: Hon. David K. Overstreet

Charge: Evaluate the moral character and general fitness of applicants to practice law.

FIRST DISTRICT

The following persons are members of the Committee on Character and Fitness, First District, for terms expiring December 31 , 2023, and until successors are duly appointed and qualified:

Garvin G. Ambrose
Lauren E. Brown
Megan Cuniff Church
Martin A. Dolan
Steven M. Laduzinsky
John P. O'Malley
James I. Power
Federico M. Rodriguez
Jade Ginese Simmons-Ford
John F. Simpson, IV
Gretchen Harris Sperry
Paul D. Stretcher
Calvin A. Townsend, II
Audrey Wade
Kerry A. Walsh

The following persons are members of the Committee on Character and Fitness, First District, for terms expiring December 31, 2024, and until successors are duly appointed and qualified:

Rishi Agrawal
Jonathan B. Amarilio
Jennifer Michele Ballard
Urie Clark
Daniel John Collins
Carolyn S. Daley
Lesly Michael Flanagan
Marla Shade Harris
Daniel M. Kotin
Terrence Patrick LeFevour
Jean Liu
Ligeia J. Marseille
Jeanette S. Samuels
Ajay N. Shah
Mary Clare Spencer
Keith A. Spielfogel

The following persons are members of the Committee on Character and Fitness, First District, for terms expiring December 31, 2025, and until successors are duly appointed and qualified:

Thomas R. Allen, III
Claudia F. Badillo
Kristin Barnette McCarthy
Jerry D. Brown
Heather L. Daniel
Amy Maria Gardner
Kenya Jenkins-Wright
Michael T. Koptik
Kathryn C. Liss
Stuart E. Palmer
Thomas E. Quinn
Patricia A. Rangel
Christopher J. Stathopoulos
Tanya D. Woods

SECOND DISTRICT

The following persons are members of the Committee on Character and Fitness, Second District, for terms expiring December 31, 2023, and until successors are duly appointed and qualified:

Peter Baroni
Julie L Cibulskis
Patrick B. Hurley
Tracy Kasson
Ronald D. Menna, Jr.
James T. Zuba

The following persons are members of the Committee on Character and Fitness, Second District, for terms expiring December 31, 2024, and until successors are duly appointed and qualified:

Amanda Hamilton
John J. Pcolinski, Jr.
Kathryn Castle Rolewick
Christopher V. Russelburg
Kathleen M. Ryan
Robert P. Walsh, Jr.

The following persons are members of the Committee on Character and Fitness, Second District, for terms expiring December 31, 2025, and until successors are duly appointed and qualified:

Elizabeth Berrones
Michael G. Cortina
James H. Pluymert
Stephen J. Rice
Eun K. Yoon

THIRD DISTRICT

The following persons are members of the Committee on Character and Fitness, Third District, for
terms expiring December 31, 2023, and until successors are duly appointed and qualified:

Matthew K. Krueger
James A. McPhedran
Monica Trigo Rios
Morgan K. Strow
Kelly A. Tebo

The following persons are members of the Committee on Character and Fitness, Third District, for terms expiring December 31, 2024, and until successors are duly appointed and qualified:

Mark D. Churchill
Mary A. Corrigan
George G. Leynaud
James R. Lindig
Brooke N. Shupe

The following persons are members of the Committee on Character and Fitness, Third District, for terms expiring December 31, 2025, and until successors are duly appointed and qualified:

Laura C. Chaplinski
Joan N. Harrop
Thomas L. Justice, Jr.
James A. Murphy
Colette Safford

FOURTH DISTRICT

The following persons are members of the Committee on Character and Fitness, Fourth District, for terms expiring December 31, 2023, and until successors are duly appointed and qualified:

Keith W. Casteel
Jennifer W. Hammer
Todd Lichtenberger
Elizabeth A. Robb
David C. Thies

The following persons are members of the Committee on Character and Fitness, Fourth District, for terms expiring December 31, 2024, and until successors are duly appointed and qualified:

Carolyn Taft Grosboll
David A. Herman
John B. Huschen
Bianca Truitt-Green
Bradley W. Wilson

The following persons are members of the Committee on Character and Fitness, Fourth District, for terms expiring December 31, 2025, and until successors are duly appointed and qualified:

Denise Barr
John J. Holevas
Joseph B. Ott
James M. Rochford
Nicholas J. Rochford

FIFTH DISTRICT

The following persons are members of the Committee on Character and Fitness, Fifth District, for terms expiring December 31, 2023, and until successors are duly appointed and qualified:

Laura K. Beasey
Kirsten W. Osteen
David L. Piercy
Elisha Deen Sanders
David B. Schneidewind

The following persons are members of the Committee on Character and Fitness, Fifth District, for terms expiring December 31, 2024, and until successors are duly appointed and qualified:

Beth A. Bauer
Stephen C. Buser
Robert G. Coble
Mark C. Goldenberg
Ronald D. Spears

The following persons are members of the Committee on Character and Fitness, Fifth District, for terms expiring December 31, 2025, and until successors are duly appointed and qualified:

Andrew Bequette
Lorna K. Geiler
Diane M. Goffinet
Matthew Robert Hortenstine
Laura E. Schrick

Committee on Jury Instructions in Civil Cases

 
Chairperson: Sandra J. Wortham; Vice-Chairperson: Matthew Egan
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Hon. Mary K. O'Brien; Reporter: Nancy S. Marder; AOIC Staff: Leslie Edwards

Charge: To study and recommend new pattern jury instructions for civil cases or modifications to existing instructions.

This committee welcomes recommendations from the bench and the bar regarding new pattern jury instructions for civil cases and modifications to existing instructions. Recommendations should be sent via email to AOIC Representative, Leslie Edwards at: ledwards@IllinoisCourts.gov.

The following persons are members of the Committee on Jury Instructions in Civil Cases for terms expiring December 31, 2024:

Michael J. Denning
Hon. James T. Derico
Hon. Lance R. Peterson
Moses Suarez
Hon. Rena M. Van Tine

The following persons are members of the Committee on Jury Instructions in Civil Cases for terms expiring December 31, 2025:

Hon. Elizabeth M. Budzinski
Tara R. Devine
Hon. Jerry A. Esrig
William W. Ranard
William R. Tapella
Sandra J. Wortham

The following persons are members of the Committee on Jury Instructions in Civil Cases for terms expiring December 31, 2026:

Marc J. Ansel
Joseph A. Bleyer
Julie L. Cibulskis
Carl R. Draper
Lynn D. Dowd
Matthew James Egan
Joseph P. Giamanco
William T. Gibbs
Hon. Toya T. Harvey
Allen N. Schwartz

Committee on Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases

 
Chairperson: Hon. Daniel B. Shanes; Vice-Chairperson: Brian J. Towne
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Hon. Mary K. O'Brien; Reporter: Prof. John F. Erbes; AOIC Staff: Michelle Courier

Charge: To study and recommend new pattern jury instructions for criminal cases or modifications to existing instructions.

The following persons are members of the Committee on Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases for terms expiring December 31, 2024:

Hon. Sophia J. Atcherson
Kevin C. Kakac
Hon. Jeffrey Marc Kelly
Hon. Daniel B. Shanes
Nyshana K. Sumner
Jaya P. Varghese

The following persons are members of the Committee on Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases for terms expiring December 31, 2025:

Hon. Diana L Kenworthy
Hon. Alfredo Maldonado
Gray H. Noll
Dena M. Singer
Brian J. Towne
Daniel K. Wright

The following persons are members of the Committee on Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases for terms expiring December 31, 2026:

Peter G. Baroni
Hon. Adrienne E. Davis
Todd S. Pugh
Judie L. Smith
Hon. Steven G. Watkins

Committee on Professional Responsibility

 
Chairperson: Michael A. Scodro; Vice-Chairperson: Karen K. DeGrand
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Hon. Elizabeth M. Rochford; AOIC Staff: Jim Shovlin

Charge: Advise and make recommendations on matters relating to legal ethics and professional responsibility.

The following persons are members of the Committee on Professional Responsibility for terms expiring December 31, 2023:

Karen K. DeGrand
Pamela E. Hart
Hon. James F. McCluskey
Don R. Sampen
Michael A. Scodro

The following persons are members of the Committee on Professional Responsibility for terms expiring December 31, 2024:

John L. Cantlin
Hon. Sharon O. Johnson
Jill W. Landsberg
Gail H. Morse
Lance D. Northcutt
Anne P. Ray
Mario Treto, Jr.

The following persons are members of the Committee on Professional Responsibility for terms expiring December 31, 2025:

Hon. Andrea M. Buford
Hon. Christine A. Downs
Lawrence G. Gordon
Frederick W. Johnson
Hon. Dominique C. Ross
Allison L. Wood

Illinois Judicial College Board of Trustees

 
Chairperson: Hon. Christy Solverson; Vice-Chairperson: Hon. Lisa Y. Wilson
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Justice Lisa Holder White

Charge: Provide educational training and professional development programs to improve the skills, knowledge and competencies of the judges and employees of the Illinois Judicial Branch.

The following Judges are members of the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Judicial College for terms expiring June 30, 2023 or until such time that an appointee is no longer a member of the Illinois judiciary, whichever occurs earlier:

Hon. Lisa Y. Wilson
Associate Judge
10th Judicial Circuit

The following Judges are members of the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Judicial College for terms expiring June 30, 2024 or until such time that an appointee is no longer a member of the Illinois judiciary, whichever occurs earlier:

Hon. Thomas M. Donnelly
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court of Cook County

Hon. Daniel B. Shanes
Circuit Judge
19th Judicial Circuit

Hon. Christy Solverson
Circuit Judge
First Judicial Circuit

The following Judges are members of the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Judicial College for terms expiring June 30, 2025, or until such time that an appointee is no longer a member of the Illinois judiciary, whichever occurs earlier:

Hon. Freddrenna M. Lyle
Appellate Justice
1st Appellate District

Hon. Ronda D. Holliman
Associate Judge
Sixth Judicial Circuit

The following Judges are members of the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Judicial College for terms expiring June 30, 2026 or until such time that an appointee is no longer a member of the Illinois judiciary, whichever occurs earlier:

Hon. Robert F. Harris
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court of Cook County

Illinois Judicial College Circuit Court Clerk Education

 
Chairperson: Hon. Kathy Keefe; Vice-Chairperson: Hon. Barbara N. Petrungaro
 
Liaison: Hon. Robert F. Harris ; AOIC Staff: Nathan Jensen, Cynthia J. Braden, Jacque Huddleston

Charge: Coordinates and delivers continuing education for Circuit Court Clerks and include the identification of opportunities to enhance the effective and efficient administration of justice in a way that promotes public integrity, trust and confidence. The Committee on Circuit Court Clerk Education should seek to coordinate continuing education programs with the Illinois Association of Court Clerks.

The following individuals are appointed to the Committee on Circuit Court Clerk Education for terms expiring June 30, 2023, or until such time that an appointee is no longer a member of the Committee on Circuit Clerk Education, whichever occurs earlier:

Hon. Katherine M. Keefe
Hon. Mark L. Levitt
Hon. Shelley Sutker-Dermer
Lori Wakeman

The following individuals are appointed to the Committee on Circuit Court Clerk Education for a term expiring June 30, 2024, or until such time that an appointee is no longer a member of the Committee on Circuit Clerk Education, whichever occurs earlier:

Sandra Cianci
Susan Maxheimer
Hon. Ryan O’Neal
Hon. Barbara N. Petrungaro
Hon. David L. Vancil, Jr.

The following individuals are appointed to the Committee on Circuit Court Clerk Education for terms expiring June 30, 2025, or until such time that an appointee is no longer a member of the Committee on Circuit Clerk Education, whichever occurs earlier:

Hon. Lori Geschwandner
Hon. Brien J. O'Brien
Armando G. Sandoval, J.D.
Hon. Tiffany Schicker
Honorable Greg Vaccaro

Illinois Judicial College Guardian Ad Litem Education

 
Chairperson: Professor Melissa Frydman; Vice-Chairperson: Hon. Amy L. McFarland
 
Liaison: Hon. Ronda D. Holliman

Charge: Coordinate and deliver continuing education for Guardians ad litem. This will include identifying opportunities to enhance the effective and efficient administration of justice in a way that promotes public integrity, trust and confidence, and considers the legal, sociological, cultural and technical issues that may impact decision making and court administration.

The following individuals are appointed to the Committee on Guardian ad litem Education for terms expiring June 30, 2023, or until such time that an appointee is no longer a member of the Committee on Guardian ad litem Education, whichever occurs earlier:

Anne D. Bartolo
Donald D. Bernardi
Kathryn Gordon
Hon. Amy L. McFarland
Alpa Patel

The following individuals are appointed to the Committee on Guardian ad litem Education for terms expiring June 30, 2024, or until such time that an appointee is no longer a member of the Committee on Guardian ad litem Education, whichever occurs earlier:

Hon. Anna M. Benjamin
Chantelle Porter
Alison Stankus
Leslie A Wood

The following individuals are appointed to the Committee on Guardian ad litem Education for terms expiring June 30, 2025, or until such time that an appointee is no longer a member of the Committee on Guardian ad litem Education, whichever occurs earlier:

Boye Akinwande
Hon. Andrea Buford
Melissa A. Frydman
Kendra M. Hansel

The following individuals are appointed to the Committee on Guardian ad litem Education for terms expiring June 30, 2027, or until such time that an appointee is no longer a member of the Committee on Guardian ad litem Education, whichever occurs earlier:

Susan G. Barker

Illinois Judicial College Judicial Branch Staff Education

 
Chairperson: Jacob Jost; Vice-Chairperson: Hon. Brad Paisley
 
Liaison: Hon. Thomas M. Donnelly

Charge: Coordinate and deliver continuing education for all Judicial Branch staff, including Clerks of the Appellate Court, Legal Research Directors, and the legal staff of the Circuit, Appellate and Supreme Court. The Committee shall develop a curriculum that will consider the identification of emerging legal, ethical, sociological, cultural, and technical issues that may impact decision making and court administration.

The following individuals are appointed to the Committee on Judicial Branch Staff Education for terms expiring June 30, 2023, or until such time that an appointee is no longer a member of the Committee on Judicial Branch Staff Education, whichever occurs earlier:

Hon. John "Jack" Flood
Hon. Pamela M. Meyerson
Hon. Susan F. Hutchinson
Hon. Bradley T. Paisley
John Robinson

The following individuals are appointed to the Committee on Judicial Branch Staff Education for a term expiring June 30, 2024, or until such time that the appointee is no longer a member of the Committee on Judicial Branch Staff Education, whichever occurs earlier:

Jacob H. Jost
Hon. Mary K. Rochford

The following individuals are appointed to the Committee on Judicial Branch Staff Education for a term expiring June 30, 2025, or until such time that the appointee is no longer a member of the Committee on Judicial Branch Staff Education, whichever occurs earlier:

Hon. Cynthia A. Grant
Hon. Thomas Palella
Jerrod Williams
Alice Withaar

The following individuals shall serve as non-voting ex-officio members:

Christina M. Webb

The following individual is reappointed to the Illinois Judicial College Committee on Judicial Branch Staff Education, as a status member, until further order of the Court:

Jason Freitag

Illinois Judicial College Judicial Education

 
Chairperson: Hon. Alison C. Conlon; Vice-Chairperson: Hon. Alicia N. Washington
 
Liaison: Hon. Lisa Y. Wilson; AOIC Staff: Jerome Galang

Charge: Coordinates, directs and delivers continuing education and training for all Illinois judges, including the identification of emerging legal, sociological, cultural and technical issues that may impact decision making and court administration by Illinois judges. Recommends and develops continuing education and training opportunities for new and experienced Illinois Judges.

The following judges are appointed to the Committee on Judicial Education for terms expiring June 30, 2023, or until such time that an appointee is no longer a member of the Committee on Judicial Education, whichever occurs earlier:

Hon. Mark M. Boie
Hon. Susan Clancy Boles
Hon. Neil H. Cohen
Hon. J. Imani Drew
Hon. Gail L. Noll
Hon. Martin W. Siemer
Hon. Allen P. Walker

The following judges are appointed to the Committee on Judicial Education for terms expiring June 30, 2024, or until such time that an appointee is no longer a member of the Committee on Judicial Education, whichever occurs earlier:

Hon. Alfredo Maldonado
Hon. Sandra Parga
Hon. Erica L. Reddick
Hon. Thomas Joseph Tedeschi
Hon. Karen E. Wall

The following judges are appointed to the Committee on Judicial Education for terms expiring June 30, 2025 , or until such time that an appointee is no longer a member of the Committee on Judicial Education, whichever occurs earlier:

Hon. Robert C. Bollinger
Hon. Alison Conlon
Hon. James P. Flannery, Jr.
Hon. Donald C. Hudson
Hon. Jennifer L. Johnson
Hon. Julie K. Katz
Hon. Sanjay T. Tailor
Hon. Carl A. Walker
Hon. William A. Yoder

The following judges are appointed to the Committee on Judicial Education for terms expiring June 30, 2026, or until such time that an appointee is no longer a member of the Committee on Judicial Education, whichever occurs earlier:

Hon. Charles S. Beach, II
Hon. Adrienne E. Davis
Hon. Scott D. Larson
Hon. Alicia N. Washington

Illinois Judicial College Probation Education

 
Chairperson: Corinne Briscoe; Vice-Chairperson: Hon. Charles P. Burns
 
Liaison: Hon. Daniel B. Shanes

Charge: Directs, delivers and provides oversight for statewide probation and court services education in Illinois consistent with evidence-based practices. This will include the identification of emerging legal, sociological, cultural, and technical issues that may impact decision making and court administration. The Committee on Probation Education shall recommend and develop continuing education and training for new and experienced probation officers and court services staff.

The following individuals are appointed to the Committee on Probation Education for terms expiring June 30, 2023, or until such time that an appointee is no longer a member of the Committee on Probation Education, whichever occurs earlier:

Brian Brown
Hon. Charles P. Burns
Avik K. Das
Dr. Miquel Lewis
Hon. Christopher Stride

The following individuals are appointed to the Committee on Probation Education for a term expiring June 30, 2024, or until such time that an appointee is no longer a member of the Committee on Probation Education, whichever occurs earlier:

Corrine Briscoe
Hon. Charles M. Feeney, III
LaTanya Hill
Dr. Tom Lyons
Hon. Susana Ortiz

The following individuals are appointed to the Committee on Probation Education for a term expiring June 30, 2025, or until such time that an appointee is no longer a member of the Committee on Probation Education, whichever occurs earlier:

Kelly Gallivan-Ilarrazza
Brian Keck
Timothy McGavin
Hon. Sheldon R. Sobol
Carla Stalnaker

The following individuals are appointed to the Committee on Probation Education for a term expiring June 30, 2026, or until such time that an appointee is no longer a member of the Committee on Probation Education, whichever occurs earlier:

Dr. Miquel Lewis

The following individuals are appointed to the Committee on Probation Education for a term expiring June 30, 2027, or until such time that an appointee is no longer a member of the Committee on Probation Education, whichever occurs earlier:

LaTanya Hill

Illinois Judicial College Trial Court Administrator Education

 
Chairperson: Roger W. Holland; Vice-Chairperson: Hon. Jorge Ortiz
 
Liaison: Hon. Freddrenna Lyle

Charge: Coordinates, directs, delivers and provides oversight for the provision of continuing education and professional development for Trial Court Administrators, Deputy Administrators, or individuals serving in that capacity. The Committee on Trial Court Administrator Education shall develop continuing education and professional development addressing every level of experience and need. The Committee shall consider the core competencies of the National Association for Court Management (NACM) and may consider the curricula of any nationally recognized certification program for court managers and staff, and this shall include the identification of emerging legal, sociological, cultural, and technical issues that may impact decision making and court administration.

The following individuals are appointed to the Committee on Trial Court Administrator for terms expiring on June 30, 2023, or until such time that an appointee is no longer a member of the Committee on Trial Court Administrator Education, whichever occurs earlier:

Hon. Jeffrey Goffinet
Hon. Janet R. Holmgren
James "Dan" Wallis

The following individuals are appointed to the Committee on Trial Court Administrator for a term expiring on June 30, 2024, or until such time that the appointee is no longer a member of the Committee on Trial Court Administrator Education, whichever occurs earlier:

Lori Hansen
Roger W. Holland
Hon. Jorge Ortiz
William J. Scanlon
Amina Thompson

The following individuals are appointed to the Committee on Trial Court Administrator for terms expiring on June 30, 2025, or until such time that an appointee is no longer a member of the Committee on Trial Court Administrator Education, whichever occurs earlier:

LeAnn Brandenburg
Hon. Eugene Doherty
Sharon K. Main
Donald O'Brien
Sandra Redington
Hon. Judith Rice

The following individuals are appointed to the Committee on Trial Court Administrator for a term expiring on June 30, 2026, or until such time that the appointee is no longer a member of the Committee on Trial Court Administrator Education, whichever occurs earlier:

Susan Armstrong

The following individuals are appointed to the Committee on Trial Court Administrator for a term expiring on June 30, 2027, or until such time that the appointee is no longer a member of the Committee on Trial Court Administrator Education, whichever occurs earlier:

Amina Thompson

Illinois Judicial Conference

 
Chairperson: Chief Justice Mary Jane Theis
 

Charge: Considers the work of the courts and suggests improvements in the administration of justice. Strategically plans for the Illinois judicial branch.

Illinois Judicial Conference

The following are members of the Judicial Conference of Illinois:

The following individual shall serve as a member of the Judicial Conference of Illinois, by virtue of her position as Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 41 (b):

Marcia M. Meis
Director
Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts

The following individual shall serve as a member of the Judicial Conference of Illinois, by virtue of his position as Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 41 (b):

Hon. Timothy C. Evans
Chief Judge
Circuit Court of Cook County

The following individual shall serve as a member of the Judicial Conference of Illinois, by virtue of his position as Chair of the Conference of Chief Circuit Judges, pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 41 (b):

Hon. David L. Vancil, Jr
Chief Judge
Ninth Judicial Circuit

The following individual shall serve as a member of the Judicial Conference of Illinois, by virtue of his position as Vice Chair of the Conference of Chief Circuit Judges, pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 41 (b):

Hon. Katherine S. Gorman
Chief Judge
Tenth Judicial Circuit

The following individuals are appointed members of the Judicial Conference of Illinois, pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 41 (b), for terms expiring December 31, 2023:

Suzanne Armstrong
Hon. Carla L. Bender
Hon. Celia Gamrath
Hon. David K. Overstreet
Kathryn Saltmarsh
Hon. Daniel B. Shanes
Adam R. Vaught

The following individuals are appointed members of the Judicial Conference of Illinois, pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 41 (b), for terms expiring December 31, 2024:

Hon. Andrea L. Chasteen
Avik Das
J. Timothy Eaton
Hon. Ronda D. Holliman
Thomas Jakeway
William A. Lowry
Hon. Ann B. Jorgensen
Hon. Carl A. Walker

The following individuals are appointed members of the Judicial Conference of Illinois, pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 41 (b), for terms expiring December 31, 2025:

Hon. Bianca Camargo
Hon. JoAnn Imani Drew
Kimberly M. Foxx
Robert A. Glaves
Hon. Katherine M. Keefe
Hon. P. Scott Neville, Jr.
Hon. Jorge L Ortiz
William Scanlon
Hon. E. Kenneth Wright, Jr.

Illinois Supreme Court Board of Admissions to the Bar

 
President: Suzanne J. Schmitz; Vice President: Rita M. Novak
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Hon. David K. Overstreet

Charge: To oversee the administration of all aspects of bar admissions in this State including the character and fitness

The following individuals are members:

Rhandi Childress Anderson

Randy K. Johnson

Margaret (Peggy) J. Ryan

Suzanne J. Schmitz

The following individuals are reappointed members of the Board of Admissions to the Bar for terms expiring December 31, 2024, and until successors are duly appointed and qualified:

Randy K. Johnson
 Brian J. Towne

The following individuals are reappointed members of the Board of Admissions to the Bar for terms expiring December 31, 2026, and until successors are duly appointed and qualified:

Linda R. Crane
 Rita M. Novak

The following individual is a non-voting ex-officio member:

Anita K. Krug

Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice

 
Chairperson: Hon. Jorge L. Ortiz
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Hon. David K. Overstreet

Charge: Promotes, facilitates, and enhances equal access to justice with an emphasis on access to the Illinois civil courts and administrative agencies for all people, particularly the poor and vulnerable.

Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice

The following persons are members of the Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice for terms expiring June 15, 2024:

Hon. Jorge L. Ortiz
Andrew Weaver
Wendy Hinton Vaughn

The following persons are members of the Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice for terms expiring June 15, 2025:

Carolyn Clift
Linda T. Coberly
Hon. Thomas M. Harris
Hon. Dominique C. Ross

The following persons are members of the Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice for terms expiring June 15, 2026:

Hon. Alison C. Conlon
Sally J. McDonald
Hon. Sanjay T. Tailor

The following individual is an ex officio member of the Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice by virtue of his position as Chairperson of the Supreme Court Committee on Equality:

Hon. Joseph G. McGraw

Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Elder Law

 
Chair Kerry R. Peck
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Hon. Joy V. Cunningham

Charge: The Commission's charge is to: (1) collect experiential information regarding attempts to defraud seniors in Illinois, and make recommendations for Judicial Branch policies, procedures, and Supreme Court rules to aid in reducing such attempts and mitigating their effects; (2) discuss and propose adding new rules to the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct in addition to the existing Rule 1.14 to give Illinois attorneys guidance when representing cognitively impaired clients; (3) examine adult guardianship proceedings in the state and make recommendations for the revision of policies, procedures and Supreme Court rules to ensure due process, accurate and timely reporting (including financial reporting), and the improvement of outcomes for wards; (4) analyze and make recommendations for the standardization of Guardian ad litem qualifications for the appointment of those individuals who represent adult disabled persons; (5) study the programs of other states in their respective Judicial Branch approach to tackling Elder Law issues; and (6) work in conjunction with the Illinois Mental Health Task Force to develop recommendations related to senior attorneys, including those related to continuing education and fitness to practice.

The following individuals are appointed members of the Supreme Court Commission on Elder Law, for terms expiring December 31, 2023:

Paula A Basta
Howard Berk
Marla Fronczak
James Grogan
Hon. Aicha MacCarthy
Sharon Rudy
Hon. E. Kenneth Wright Jr.

 The following individuals are appointed members of the Supreme Court Commission on Elder Law, for terms expiring December 31, 2024:

Dr. Victoria L. Braund, MD FACP CMD
Creighton R. Castle
Hon. Eric Dirnbeck
Leynee Cruz Flores
Charles Golbert
Jennifer M. Lynch
Jamie L. Mosser
Hon. Carl A. Walker


The following individuals are appointed members of the Supreme Court Commission on Elder Law, for terms expiring December 31, 2025:

Hon. Michael Chmiel
Diana Law
Hon. Daniel Malone
Dr. Mary Milano
Darby Morhardt, PhD, LCSW
Sandra Weintraub, PhD

Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism

 
Chairperson: Martin V. Sinclair; Vice-Chairperson:: John Kim
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Hon. Elizabeth M. Rochford

Charge: Promotes among both lawyers and judges in Illinois greater integrity, professionalism and civility: fosters commitment to the elimination of bias and divisiveness within the legal and judicial systems; and ensures those systems provide equitable efficient and effective service to the citizens of Illinois.

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The following individual has been appointed as Executive Director of the Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism pursuant to Rule 799(d)(1):

Erika Harold

The following individuals are members of the Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism for terms expiring December 31, 2023:

John F. O'Reilly
Martin V. Sinclair, Jr.
Hon. Franklin U. Valderrama

The following individuals are members of the Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism for terms expiring December 31, 2024:

Hon. Bonita Coleman
Jennifer L. Johnson
John F. Kennedy
John K. Kim
Kurt E. Reitz

The following individuals are members of the Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism for terms expiring December 31, 2025:

Heather B. Kroencke
Azam Nizamuddin
Kathleen L. Pine
Trisha M. Rich
Hon. Alicia N. Washington

The following individuals are members of the Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism for terms expiring December 31, 2026:

Hon. Mary Ellen Coghlan
Amanda J. Hamilton
Hon. Sharon O. Johnson
Eirene Salvi

The following individuals shall serve as ex-officio members of the Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism pursuant to Rule 799(b)(1):

Karen L. Johnson
Director, MCLE Program

Lea S. Gutierrez
Administrator, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission

Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Domestic Violence

 
Chairperson: Hon. Jennifer J. Clifford
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Hon. Elizabeth M. Rochford

The Supreme Court Committee on Domestic Violence is tasked with reviewing and making recommendations on matters affecting domestic violence, human trafficking, and the court system. The Committee will review, analyze, and examine the impact of legislation and case law as it relates to domestic violence and human trafficking and the court process.

The following individuals are appointed members of the Supreme Court Committee on Domestic Violence, for terms expiring December 31, 2023:

Vickie Smith
Hon. Corri Trotter
Hon. Ann Celine O’Hallaren Walsh

The following individuals are appointed members of the Supreme Court Committee on Domestic Violence, for terms expiring December 31, 2026:

Hon. Callie L. Baird
Margaret Fontana
Amanda Pyron
Mary Ratliff
Hon. Katherine D. Watson

Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Equality

 
Chairperson: Hon. Joseph G. McGraw
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Hon. P. Scott Neville, Jr.; AOIC Staff: Jerome Galang, Hannah Weinberger-Beder

Charge: Promote equality and ·fairness in all aspects of the administration of justice.

The following individuals are members of the· Supreme Court Committee on Equality for terms expiring December 31, 2024:

Hon. Chrystel L. Gavlin
Hon. Michael B. Hyman
Hon. Sonja L. Ligon
Michelle J. Tilmon
Scott W. Tzinberg
Wendy Venvertloh

The following individuals are members of the Supreme Court Committee on Equality for terms expiring December 31, 2025:

Hon. Carla Barnes
Hon. Andrea M. Buford
Hon. Matthew D. Lee
Hon. Stephanie K. Miller
Shyama S. Parikh
Avani V. Patel
Hon. Judith C. Rice

The following individuals are members of the Supreme Court Committee on Equality for terms expiring December 31, 2026:

Beverly Ann Allen
Hon. Jessica Colon-Sayre
Hon. John S. Lowry
Gail H. Morse
Alpa J. Patel
Melisa Quinones
Hon. Kristal R. Rivers

The following· individual is an ex officio member of the Supreme Court Committee on Equality by virtue of her position as Chairperson of the Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice:

Hon. Mary K. Rochford

The following individuals are ex officio members of the Supreme Court Committee on Equality:

Andrea L. Miller, Ph.D.
Deanie Brown

Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Illinois Evidence

 
Chairperson: Todd A. Smith; Vice-Chairperson: Hon. Allen P. Walker
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Hon. Lisa Holder White; AOIC Staff: Monica Allen

Charge: Monitor, review and study Illinois Supreme Court cases that impact evidence law generally and the Illinois Rules of Evidence specifically.

The following individuals are appointed members of the Supreme Court Committee on Illinois Evidence for terms expiring December 31, 2023:

Hon. Mark W. Stedelin

The following individuals are appointed members of the Supreme Court Committee on Illinois Evidence for terms expiring December 31, 2024:

M. Carol Pope
Todd A. Smith
Michael J. Warner
Warren D. Wolfson

The following individuals are appointed members of the Supreme Court Committee on Illinois Evidence for terms expiring December 31, 2025:

Matthew R. Carter
Hon. Frank Fuhr
Daniel R. Price
D’Anthony V. Thedford
Hon. Thaddeus L. Wilson

The following individuals are appointed members of the Supreme Court Committee on Illinois Evidence for terms expiring December 31, 2026:

Robert S. Baizer
Hon. Benjamin W. Dyer
Hon. Joseph P. Hettel
Scott J. Szala
Hon. Allen P. Walker

Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Security and Safety

 
Chairperson: Jim Cimarossa
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Hon. Elizabeth M. Rochford

Effective July 6, 2022, the Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Security and Safety was created. Its charge is to collaborate with the Court’s judicial and law enforcement partners to monitor and review current and anticipated judicial security needs and practices. Further, the committee is to provide the Court with appropriate recommendations related to protective operations, intelligence, and information for the judicial branch.

The following individual shall serve as a member and Chairperson of the Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Security and Safety until further order of the Court:

Jim Cimarossa

The following individuals are appointed members of the Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Security and Safety, for terms expiring December 31, 2024:

Hon. Susan T. O’Leary
Hon. E. Kenneth Wright

The following individuals are appointed members of the Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Security and Safety, for terms expiring December 31, 2025:

Hon. Michael J. Chmiel
Hon. Mark A. VandeWiele (retired)

The following individuals are appointed members of the Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Security and Safety, for terms expiring December 31, 2026:

Hon. Mathias W. Delort
Hon. George Bridges

The Administrator of the Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission shall serve as a member of the Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Security and Safety until further order of the Court.

A representative of the Illinois State Police shall serve as a member of the Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Security and Safety until further order of the Court.

A representative of the Illinois Sheriffs' Association shall serve as a member of the Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Security and Safety until further order of the Court.

A representative of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police shall serve as a member of the Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Security and Safety until further order of the Court.

Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Juvenile Courts

 
Chairperson: Hon. John B. Roe, IV; Vice-Chairperson: Hon. Robert Balanoff
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Hon. Mary K. O'Brien; AOIC Staff: Heather Dorsey

Charge: Review and make recommendations on matters affecting juvenile law and juvenile courts. Review, analyze and examine the impact of legislation and case law as it relates to juvenile law arid procedures and any aspect of the juvenile court process.

The following individuals are members of the Supreme Court Committee on Juvenile Courts for terms expiring December 31, 2023:

Hon. Patricia Mendoza

The following individuals are members of the Supreme Court Committee on Juvenile Courts for terms expiring December 31, 2024:

Hon. Andrea M. Buford
Hon. David A. Brown
Mari Christopherson
Hon. Jasmine V. Hernandez
LaTanya Hill
Lisa Jacobs
Hon. Kathryn Karayannis
Alpa J. Patel
Hon. Ericka Sanders
Hon. Levander Smith, Jr.
Paul R. Vella

The following individuals are members of the Supreme Court Committee on Juvenile Courts for terms expiring December 31, 2025:

Hon. Robert Balanoff
Hon. Victoria R. Breslan
Karen Levi
Dr. Miquel A. Lewis
Hon. Martin J. Mengarelli
Heidi Mueller
Hon. Ramon Ocasio III
Hon. Karen S. Tharp
Hon. Daryl J. Jones
Matthew S. Wilzbach

The following individuals are members of the Supreme Court Committee on Juvenile Courts for terms expiring December 31, 2026:

Craig Engebretson
Hon. Jerry J. Hooker
Professor Shobha Mahadev
Hon. John B. Roe, IV
Jennifer Seaholm
Marc D. Smith
Rick Velasquez

The following individuals are appointed as ex-officio members of the Supreme Court Committee on Juvenile Courts:

Scott Block
Deanie Brown

Illinois Supreme Court e-Business Policy Advisory Board

 
Chair: Hon. Eugene G. Doherty
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Hon. Joy V. Cunningham; AOIC Staff: Nathan Jensen, Skip Robertson, Alison Spanner

Charge: The Supreme Court e-Business Policy Advisory Board (Advisory Board) shall provide recommendations, advice, and guidance to the Supreme Court and its Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts regarding implementation of e-Business applications and data exchanges in Illinois circuit courts.

The following individual shall serve as a member and Chair of the Supreme Court e-Business Policy Advisory Board, for a term expiring December 31, 2025:

Hon. Eugene G. Doherty
Circuit Judge
17th Judicial Circuit

The following individuals are appointed members of the Supreme Court e-Business Policy Advisory Board, for terms expiring December 31, 2024:

Hon. Katherine Gorman
Chief Judge
10th Judicial Circuit

Hon. Kimberly A. Stahl
Ogle County Circuit Clerk

Trent Bush
Attorney at Law

Hon. Thaddeus Wilson
Circuit Judge
Circuit of Cook County

Todd Schroeder
Trial Court Administrator
19th Judicial Circuit

Aaron W. Brooks
Attorney at Law

Terri Ross
Executive Director
Illinois Legal Aid Online

Hon. David Hylla (Ret.)
Attorney at Law

Hon. Carla Bender
Appellate Clerk
Fourth Appellate District

Carmen Navarro-Gercone
Executive Clerk of Court
Operations and Administration
Circuit Clerk of Cook County

The following individuals are appointed members of the Supreme Court e-Business Policy Advisory Board, for terms expiring December 31, 2025:

Camille M. Davidson
Dean and Professor of Law
Southern Illinois University School of Law

Mark Palmer
Chief Counsel
Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism

Hon. Mathias Delort
Justice
1st District Appellate Court

Hon. Kathy Keefe
McHenry County Circuit Clerk

Hon. James S. Cowlin
Chief Judge
22nd Judicial Circuit

Scott Howie
President
Appellate Lawyer’s Association

Hon. Amanda Ade-Harlow
Circuit Judge
4th Judicial Circuit

Clarissa Gaff
Executive Director
Land of Lincoln Legal Aid

Hon. Lisa Fallon
Monroe County Circuit Clerk

Mike Carroll
Director, Information Services
Cook County Chief Judge’s Office

The following individuals are appointed ex-officio members of the Supreme Court e-Business Policy Advisory Board: 

Hon. Cynthia A. Grant
Supreme Court Clerk

Skip Robertson
Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts
Assistant Director, JMIS

Nathan Jensen
Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts
Assistant Director, Court Services

Alison Spanner
Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts
Assistant Director, Access to Justice


Illinois Supreme Court Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee

 
Chairperson: Hon. Diann K. Marsalek; Vice-Chairperson: Hon. Amanda S. Ade-Harlow
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Hon. Joy V. Cunningham; AOIC Staff: Nathan Jensen

Charge: Implement and administer the Court's program for judicial performance evaluation to promote judicial excellence and competence.

The following persons are members of the Supreme Court Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee for terms expiring December 31, 2024:

Hon. Karen C. Eiten
Hon. Mitchell L. Hoffman
Hon. Brendan A. Maher
Hon. Alexander F. McGimpsey
Hon. James P. Murphy
James T. Reilly
Marisa C. Schostok

The following persons are members of the Supreme Court Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee for terms expiring December 31, 2025:

Hon. Phoebe S. Bowers
Hon. Kevin T. Lee
David Racine
Hon. Regina A. Scannicchio
Hon. Maureen D. Schuette
Hon. Bonnie M. Wheaton

The following persons are members of the Supreme Court Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee for terms expiring December 31, 2026:

Hon. Amanda S. Ade-Harlow
Hon. Yvonne H. Coleman
Matthew T. Dattilo
Hon. Sarah R. Duffy
Dianne C. Elman
Hon. Diann K. Marsalek
Hon. Tracie R. Porter

Illinois Supreme Court Language Access Advisory Board

 

 

Charge: Provide recommendations to the Court and AOIC regarding implementation of the foreign language court interpreter program.

The following individuals are appointed to the Supreme Court Language Access Advisory Board until further order of the Court:

Hon. Lynn M. Egan
Hon. Elizabeth A. Robb

Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee

 
Chairperson: James A, Hansen; Vice-Chairperson: Larry R. Rogers, Jr.
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Hon. Mary K. O'Brien; Professor-Reporter: Keith H. Beyler; AOIC Staff: Amy Bowne; Pat Oldendorf

Charge: Study and recommend new Supreme Court Rules or modifications to existing Rules.

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Public Hearings

The following persons are members of the Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee for terms expiring December 31, 2024:

Andre M. Grant
Richard Hodyl, Jr.
Jennifer B. Johnson
Juan Morado, Jr.
Jonathan M. Thomas
Steven Michael Ruffalo

The following persons are members of the Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee for terms expiring December 31, 2025:

James A. Hansen
Hon. William H. Hooks
Steve H. Kim
Hon. David R. Navarro
Larry R. Rogers, Jr.
Julie A. Webb

The following persons are members of the Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee for terms expiring December 31, 2026:

Martin A. Dolan
Richard R. Harden
Sommer R. Luzynczyk
Miranda L. Souci
John M. Spesia

Illinois Supreme Court Probation Policy Advisory Board

 
Chairperson: Lisa Aust; Vice-Chairperson: Debra Jarvis
 
President: Tod Dillard; AOIC Staff: Dan Hunt

Charge: Advise the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts on policy matters and programming in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of Illinois' probation and court services departments; provide a formal venue for communication, review, analysis and exchange of information; and identify opportunities, resources and strategies to advance probation's mission.

Note: The Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts tracks this Committee.

The following individuals are members of the Supreme Court Probation Policy Advisory Board for terms expiring November 30, 2023:

Lisa J. Aust
Corrine Briscoe
Darla Fitzjerrells
John Horan
Ellen Maxey
Debra Jarvis

Effective December 1, 2021, the following individuals are appointed to the Supreme Court Probation Policy Advisory Board for a term expiring November 30, 2024, or until such time that the appointee is no longer actively employed as a manager in a Probation and Court Services Department, whichever occurs earlier:

Patrick Berter
Jeffrey Holmes
Miquel Lewis, Psy.D
Patrick Sweeney
Meghan Volker

Effective December 1, 2020, the following individual is appointed to the Supreme Court Probation Policy Advisory Board for a term expiring November 30, 2023, or upon the expiration of the term as President of the Illinois Probation and Court Services Association, whichever occurs earlier:

Ellen Maxey

Effective December 1, 2021, the following individual is reappointed to the Supreme Court Probation Policy Advisory Board for a term expiring November 30, 2024, or until such time that the appointee is no longer actively employed as a manager in a Probation and Court Services Department, whichever occurs earlier:

Thomas Latham

Effective December 1, 2021, Lisa Aust is appointed Chair of the Supreme Court Probation Policy Advisory Board for a term expiring November 30, 2023.

Effective December 1, 2021, Jackie Wiesehan is appointed Vice-Chair of the Supreme Court Probation Policy Advisory Board for a term expiring November 30, 2024.

Effective December 1, 2022, the following individuals are appointed to the Supreme Court Probation Policy Advisory Board for terms expiring November 30, 2025, or until such time that the appointee is no longer actively employed as a manager in a Probation and Court Services Department, whichever occurs  earlier:

Laura Cooper
James Edwards

Judicial Mentor Committee

 
Chairperson Hon. Michael O. Kramer; Vice-Chair Hon. David L. Vancil, Jr.
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Hon. Lisa Holder White; AOIC Staff: Nathan Jensen, Jerome Galang

Charge: Assist new trial judges in the transition from attorney to judge.

The following judges are members of the Judicial Mentor Committee of the New Judge Mentoring Program for terms expiring December 31, 2024:

Hon. Susan Clancy Boles
Circuit Judge

Hon. Mark A Fellheimer
Circuit Judge

The following judge is a member of the Judicial Mentor Committee of the New Judge Mentoring Program for a term expiring December 31, 2025:

Hon. Johannah B. Weber
Circuit Judge

The following judges are members of the Judicial Mentor Committee of the New Judge Mentoring Program for terms expiring December 31, 2026:

Hon. Sheldon R. Sobol
Circuit Judge

Hon. E. Kenneth Wright, Jr.
Circuit Judge

The following judges are status members of the Judicial Mentor Committee of the New Judge Mentoring Program by virtue of their positions as Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the Conference of Chief Circuit Judges:

Hon. Michael O. Kramer
Chairperson, Conference of Chief Circuit Judges

Hon. David L. Vancil, Jr.
Vice-Chair Conference of Chief Circuit Judges

Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois

 
President Hon. Tamika R. Walker; Executive Director: Mark Marquardt
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Hon. Mary K. O'Brien

Established as a non-profit foundation in 1983, Lawyers Trust Fund makes grants from revenue generated by the Interest on Lawyer’s Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program as well as legal aid fee assessed on Illinois lawyers as part of the annual attorney registration process. Lawyers Trust Fund is the largest state level funder of civil legal aid for the poor in Illinois.

The following persons are appointed or reappointed to the Board of Directors of the Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois:

Jonathon C. Fox
Term expires June 24, 2024, or until a successor is appointed.

Stacey Annette McCullough
Term expires June 24, 2024, or until a successor is appointed.

Kaylan V. Huber
Term expires June 30, 2025, or until a successor is appointed.

Legislative Committee of the Supreme Court of Illinois

 
Chairperson: Hon. James P. Flannery, Jr.; Vice-Chairperson: Hon. Carl A. Walker
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Chief Justice Mary Jane Theis; AOIC Staff: Amy Bowne, Pat Oldendorf

Charge: Provides review of legislation, recommends a response to the legislative branch, and prepares legislative reports.

Principles, Mission, and Charge - May 2012

Until further order of the Court, the following judges are members of the Legislative Committee of
the Supreme Court of Illinois as reconstituted:

Hon. John Connor
Circuit Judge

Hon. Daniel J. Emge
Circuit Judge

Hon. James P. Flannery, Jr.
Circuit Judge

Hon. Marc W. Martin
Associate Judge

Hon. April G. Troemper
Circuit Judge

Hon. Carl Anthony Walker
Appellate Court Justice

Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board (MCLE)

 
Chairperson: Patrick B. Mathis; Vice-Chairperson: Hon. Vincent Cornelius
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Hon. P. Scott Neville, Jr.; AOIC Staff: Katherine Murphy

Charge: Oversee the administration of the program for mandatory continuing legal education.

Effective April 19, 2006, the following individual has been appointed as Director of the Minimum Continuing Legal Education program pursuant to Rule 792(d):

Karen L. Johnson

The following individuals are members of the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for terms expiring December 31, 2023:

Hon. Jean M. Cocozza

The following individuals are members of the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for terms expiring December 31, 2024:

Michele M. Jochner
Rebecca M. Lee
Patrick B. Mathis
David G. Penn

The following individuals are members of the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for terms expiring December 31, 2025:

Hon. Susan F. Hutchinson
Edward G. Willer

The following individuals are members of the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for terms expiring December 31, 2026:

Hon. Vincent F. Cornelius
Hon. Stuart E. Palmer, Ret.
Hon. Thaddeus L. Wilson

 Effective immediately, the following shall serve as   ex-officio members of the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 792(b)(1):

Lea S. Gutierrez
Administrator, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission

Erika N.L. Harold
Executive Director Commission on Professionalism

Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board

 

 

John J. Rekowski
Public Defender

Dr. Miquel Lewis
Acting Director
Juvenile Probation and Court Services

Special Supreme Court Advisory Committee for Justice and Mental Health Planning

 
Chairperson: Hon. Kathryn E. Zenoff
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Hon. Joy V. Cunningham; AOIC Staff: Scott Block

Charge: Study review and collaborate on issues and matters related to mental illness and the justice system in order to make recommendations to the Supreme Court.

The following judges are members of the Special Supreme Court Advisory Committee for Justice and Mental Health Planning until further order of the Court:

Hon. Jennifer M. Ascher
Hon. Christen L. Bishop
Hon. Mark M. Boie
Hon. Jillian Cerone-Marisie
Hon. James S. Cowlin
Hon. Zina Renea Cruse
Hon. Sean W. Donahue
Hon. Deidre M. Dyer
Hon. Carey C. Gill
Hon. Lauren Gottainer Edidin
Hon. Nigel D. Graham
Hon. Daniel Emge
Hon. Timothy C. Evans
Hon. Michael W. Feetterer
Hon. Frederick V. Harvey
Hon. Janet Holmgren
Hon. Marmarie J. Kostelny
Hon. Alfredo Maldonado
Hon. Paul A. Marchese
Hon. Bradley T. Paisley
Hon. Elizabeth A Robb
Hon. Ericka Sanders
Hon. Scott Sliwinski
Hon. Levander Smith, Jr.
Hon. Sarah D. Smith
Hon. Neera Walsh
Hon. Maureen Ward Kirby
Hon. Kathryn E. Zenoff