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Appellate Court Administrative Committee

 
Chairperson:Hon. Bertina E. Lampkin
 
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, 2022:

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, 2023:

Hon. Joseph E. Birkett
Appellate Court, Second District

Hon. John W. Turner
Appellate Court, Fourth District

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

Hon. Bertina E. Lampkin
Appellate Court, First District

Hon. Mary K. O’Brien
Appellate Court, Third District

Committee on Character and Fitness

 
    First District:
Chairperson: Eileen L. Furey; Vice-Chairperson: Terrence P. LeFevour
    Second District:
Chairperson:
John J. Pcolinski, Jr.; Vice-Chairperson: Peter Baroni
    Third District:
Chairperson: Robert H. Alvine; Vice-Chairperson: Kelly A. Tebo
    Fourth District:
Chairperson: A. Clay Cox; Vice-Chairperson: Elizabeth A. Robb
    Fifth District:
Chairperson: David L. Piercy; Vice-Chairperson: Beth A. Bauer

 

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, 2022, and until successors are duly appointed and qualified:

Thomas R. Allen, III
Claudia F. Badillo
Kristin Barnette McCarthy
Jerry D. Brown
Heather L. Daniel
Eileen L. Furey
Amy Maria Gardner
Michael T. Koptik
Kathryn C. Liss
Stuart E. Palmer
Thomas E. Quinn
Christopher J. Stathopoulos
Edward G. Willer
Tanya D. Woods

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
Brian R. Porter
Jeanette S. Samuels
Ajay N. Shah
Mary Clare Spencer
Keith A. Spielfogel

Eileen L. Furey is chairperson for a term expiring December 31, 2022, and Terrence P. LeFevour is vice-chairperson for a term expiring December 31, 2024.

SECOND DISTRICT

The following persons are members of the Committee on Character and Fitness, Second District, for terms expiring December 31, 2022, and until successors are duly appointed and qualified:

Elizabeth Berrones
Sean M. McCumber
Timothy M. McLean
James H. Pluymert
Stephen J. Rice

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.

THIRD DISTRICT

The following persons are members of the Committee on Character and Fitness, Third District, for terms expiring December 31, 2022, and until successors are duly appointed and qualified:

Robert H. Alvine
Laura C. Chaplinski
David B. Collins
Thomas L. Justice, Jr.
Brian P. Zabel

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
John Robert Connor
Mary A. Corrigan
George G. Leynaud
James R. Lindig

Robert H. Alvine is chairperson for a term which expires December 31, 2022, and Kelly A. Tebo is vice-chairperson for a term which expires December 31,2023.

FOURTH DISTRICT

The following persons are members of the Committee on Character and Fitness. Fourth District, for
terms expiring December 31, 2022, and until successors are duly appointed and qualified:

Denise Barr
A. Clay Cox
James T. Jackson
Renee L. Monfort
Joseph B. Ott

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:

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

A. Clay Cox is chairperson for a term which expires December 31, 2022, and Elizabeth A. Robb is vice-chairperson for a term expiring December 31, 2023.

FIFTH DISTRICT

The following persons are_ members of the Committee on Character and Fitness, Fifth District, for terms expiring December 31, 2022, and until successors are duly appointed and qualified:

Diane M. Goffinet
Matthew Robert Hortenstine
Dennis J. Orsey
Gerald S. Reed
Laura E. Schrick

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

Committee on Jury Instructions in Civil Cases

 
Chairperson:Adrian E. Harless; Vice-Chairperson: Sandra J. Wortham
 
Reporter:Nancy S. Marder; Supreme Court Liaison: Hon. P. Scott Neville, Jr.; AOIC Staff: Leslie Edwards

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

The following persons are members of the Committee on Jury Instructions in Civil Cases
for terms expiring December 31, 2022:

Hon. Elizabeth M. Budzinski
Richard A. Cary
Hon. Jerry A. Esrig
Patrick A. Salvi
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, 2023:

Marc J. Ansel
Michael Douglas Block
Julie L. Cibulskis
Matthew James Egan
William T. Gibbs
Hon. Toya T. Harvey
R. Jeffrey Kerkhover
Jerome E. McDonald
Bradley N. Pollock
Allen N. Schwartz

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

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

Committee on Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases

 
Chairperson: Robert A. Loeb; Vice-Chairperson: Hon. Daniel B. Shanes
 
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, 2022:

Hon. Diana L Kenworthy
Jacqueline M. Lacy
Robert A. Loeb
Hon. Alfredo Maldonado
Gray H. Noll
Brian J. Towne

The following persons are members of the Committee on Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases for terms expiring December 31, 2023:

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

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

Committee on Professional Responsibility

 
Chairperson: Michael A. Scodro; Vice-Chairperson: Karen K. DeGrand
 
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, 2022:

Hon. Andrea M. Buford
Hon. Christine A. Downs
Lawrence G. Gordon
George E. Marifian
Hon. Dominique C. Ross
Allison L. Wood

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.

Illinois Judicial College Board of Trustees

 
Chairperson: Hon. Christy Solverson; Vice-Chairperson: Hon. Lisa Y. Wilson
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Chief Justice Mary Jane Theis

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

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
Associate 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
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court of Cook County

Hon. Ronda D. Holliman
Associate Judge
Sixth Judicial Circuit

Illinois Judicial College Circuit Court Clerk Education

 
Chairperson: Hon. Kathy Keefe; Vice-Chairperson: Hon. Barbara N. Petrungaro
 
Liaison: Hon. Ronda D. Holliman; 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. Holly Lemons
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. Ronda D. Holliman
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. Robert F. Harris

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
Hon. Jennifer H. Bauknecht
Donald D. Bernardi
Kathryn Gordon
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:

Janet W. Ahern
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 Burford
Melissa A. Frydman
Kendra M. Hansel

Illinois Judicial College Judicial Branch Staff Education

 
Chairperson: Jacob Jost; Vice-Chairperson: Hon. Brad Paisley
 
Liaison: Hon. Christy Solverson

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:

Christopher Bonjean
Patrick Murphey
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:

P. Andrew Smith

Illinois Judicial College Judicial Education

 
Chairperson: Hon. Alison C. Conlon; Vice-Chairperson: Hon. Alicia N. Washington
 
Liaison: Hon. Thomas M. Donnelly; 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. Carolyn Quinn
Hon. Martin W. Siemer
Hon. James E. Snyder
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. Dinah L. Archambeault
Hon. Maureen E. Connors
Hon. Adrienne E. Davis
Hon. Scott D. Larson
Hon. Alfredo Maldonado
Hon. Sandra Parga
Hon. Erica L. Reddick
Hon. Thomas Joseph Tedeschi
Hon. Karen E. Wall
Hon. Alicia N. Washington

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. 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

Illinois Judicial College Probation Education

 
Chairperson: Margi Gilmour; Vice-Chairperson: Hon. Charles P. Burns
 
Liaison: Hon. Lisa Y. Wilson

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:

Hon. Charles P. Burns
Avik K. Oas
Margi Gilmour
Dr. Miquel Lewis
Timothy McGavin
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
Tom Cunningham
Hon. Charles M. Feeney, III
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:

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

Illinois Judicial College Trial Court Administrator Education

 
Chairperson: Roger W. Holland; Vice-Chairperson: Hon. Kathy Bradshaw Elliot
 
Liaison: Hon. Cynthia Y. Cobbs

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:

Honorable Judith Rice
Hon. Kathy Bradshaw Elliott
Hon. Janet R. Holmgren
Hon. Todd D. Lambert
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 Reddington
Hon. Judith Rice

Illinois Supreme Court Board of Admissions to the Bar

 
President:Suzanne J. Schmitz
 
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:

Linda R. Crane
Attorney at Law
Term expires December 31, 2023, and until a successor is duly appointed and qualified.

Brian J.Towne
Illinois Appellate Prosecutor's Office
Term expires December 31, 2022, and until a successor is duly appointed and qualified.

Randy K. Johnson
Attorney at Law
Term expires December 31, 2021, and until a successor is duly appointed and qualified.

Rita M.Novak
Attorney at Law
Term expires December 31, 2023, and until a successor is duly appointed and qualified.

Arlene Y. Coleman-Romeo
Attorney at Law
Term expires December 31, 2024, and until a successor is duly appointed and qualified.

Margaret (Peggy) J. Ryan
Attorney at Law
Term expires December 31, 2023, and until a successor is duly appointed and qualified.

Suzanne J. Schmitz
Attorney at Law
Term expires December 31, 2022, and until a successor is duly appointed and qualified.

Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice

 
Chairperson: Hon. Mary K. Rochford
 
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, 2023:

Jennifer T. Nijman
Hon. Mary K. Rochford
Hon. Sanjay T. Tailor
Hon. Tammy R. Weikert

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 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
 

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:

Hon. E. Kenneth Wright Jr.
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court of Cook County

Sharon Rudy
Public Guardian & Administrator
Stephenson, Ogle and JoDaviess Counties

Paula A Basta
Director
Illinois Department on Aging

James Grogan
Former Deputy Administrator & Chief Counsel
Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois

Howard Berk
Executive Director
Illinois Disability Pooled Trust

Marla Fronczak
Chief Executive Officer
Age Guide Northeastern (DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will)

Hon. Aicha MacCarthy
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court of Cook County

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

Kathy Eddy
President
Illinois Guardianship Association

Jamie L. Mosser
State’s Attorney
Kane County

Hon. Carl A. Walker
Appellate Court Justice
First District Appellate Court

Hon. Eric Dirnbeck
Circuit Judge
2nd Judicial Circuit

Dr. Victoria L. Braund, MD FACP CMD
Director of Geriatric Medicine
NorthShore University Health System

Charles Golbert
Cook County Public Guardian

Leynee Cruz Flores
Attorney at Law
Golan Christie Taglia, LLP

Jennifer M. Lynch
Attorney at Law


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

Darby Morhardt, PhD, LCSW
Research Professor 
Mesulam Center of Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease 
Department of Preventative Medicine 
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Hon. Michael Chmiel
22nd Judicial Circuit, McHenry County

Hon. Joy V. Cunningham 
Appellate Court Justice 
First District Appellate Court

Diana Law
Public Guardian and Public Administrator
Kane County

Hon. Daniel Malone
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court of Cook County

Dr. Mary Milano
Executive Director
Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission

Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Pretrial Practices

 
Chairperson: Hon. Robbin J. Stuckert
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Hon. P. Scott Neville, Jr.; AOIC Staff: Wendy Venvertloh;

Charge: Provide guidance and recommendations regarding pre-trial reform in the Illinois criminal justice system.

The following individuals are appointed members of the Supreme Court Commission on Pretrial Practices:

Thomas J. Dart
Hon. Thomas M. Donnelly
Hon. Timothy C. Evans
Hon. James P. Flannery, Jr.
Rodger Heaton
Hon. Donald C. Hudson
David A Hylla
Ronald M. Jacobson
John Maki
Hon. Robbin J. Stuckert
Hon. Thomas Joseph Tedeschi

Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism

 
Chairperson: Martin V. Sinclair; Vice-Chairperson:: John Kim
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Chief Justice Mary Jane Theis

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.

2Civility

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, 2022:

James L. DeAno
Heather B. Kroencke
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, 2023:

Hon. Mary Ellen Coghlan
Hon. Sharon O. Johnson
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 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

Jerome E. Larkin, Administrator
Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission

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, 2022:

Hon. George Bridges
Hon. Andrea M. Buford
David W. Butler
Hon. Jerry Grisel
Hon. Pablo Eves
Hon. Stephanie K. Miller 
Hon. Judith C. Rice

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

Beverly Ann Allen
Hon. David Garcia
Hon. Joseph G. McGraw
Gail H. Morse
Alpa J. Patel
Chantelle Porter
Hon. Kristal R. Rivers

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
Michelle J. Tilmon
Scott W. Tzinberg
Wendy Venvertloh
Hon. Milton S. Wharton

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. P. Scott Neville, Jr.; 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, 2022:

Gino L. DiVito
Hon. Frank Fuhr
Hon. Jeffrey S. MacKay
Daniel R. Price
Hon. Franklin U. Valderrama

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

Hon. Eugene P. Daugherity
Hon. Donald C. Hudson
Hon. Mark W. Stedelin
Scott J. Szala
Hon. Allen P. Walker

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

Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Security and Safety

 
Chairperson: Jim Cimarossa
 

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, 2023:

Hon. Mathias W. Delort
Hon. George Bridges

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 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. Andrea M. Buford
 
Advisor: Hon. Robert Balanoff; 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, 2022:

Hon. Robert Balanoff
Hon. Daryl J. Jones
Hon. Theodore G. Kutsunis
Hon. Martin J. Mengarelli
Hon. Ramon Ocasio III
Hon. Karen S. Tharp

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

Hon. Jerry J. Hooker
Hon. Patricia Mendoza
Hon. John B. Roe, IV

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
Hon. Kathryn Karayannis
Hon. Ericka Sanders
Hon. Levander Smith, Jr.
Hon. Michael P. Toomin

Illinois Supreme Court e-Business Policy Advisory Board

 
Chair: Hon. David Hylla
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Hon. David K. Overstreet; 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 individuals are appointed to the Supreme Court a-Business Policy Advisory Board until further order of the Court:

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 Historic Preservation Commission

 
Chairperson: Joseph A. Power, Jr.
 

The following individuals are appointed as members

Hon. Vincent F. Cornelius
Circuit Judge
Term expires June 30, 2025

Illinois Supreme Court Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee

 
Chairperson: Hon. Barry L. Vaughan
 
AOIC Staff: Nathan Jensen

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

NOTE: Two Consecutive Three Year Terms

Effective January 1, 2022, the following individual is reappointed chairperson
of the Supreme Court Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee for a term expiring
December 31, 2022:

Hon. Barry L. Vaughan

The following persons are members of the Supreme Court Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee for terms expiring December 31, 2022:

Hon. Dinah J. Archambeault
Russell W. Hartigan
Robert Rich (non-attorney)
Hon. Maureen D. Schuette
Hon. Shelley Sutker-Dermer
Hon. Barry L. Vaughan

The following persons are members of the Supreme Court Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee for terms expiring December 31, 2023:

Hon. Amanda S. Ade-Harlow
Deane B. Brown
Hon. Yvonne H. Coleman
Hon. Sarah R. Duffy
Hon. Diann K. Marsalek
Stephen Stern
James E. Wolfe

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. Joseph G. McGraw
Hon. James P. Murphy
James T. Reilly

The following individual is appointed an ex officio member of the Supreme Court Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee for a term expiring December 31, 2021. On January 1, 2022, he is further appointed as a regular member of the Supreme Court Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee for a term expiring December 31, 2023

Matthew T. Dattilo

NOTE: Two Consecutive Three Year Terms

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.
 
Professor-Reporter: Keith H. Beyler; AOIC Staff: Amy Bowne; Pat Oldendorf

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

See a description of the rulemaking process

Public Hearings

The following persons are members of the Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee for terms expiring December 31, 2022:

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, 2023:

Martin A. Dolan
Jeffrey A. Green
Richard R. Harden
Sommer R. Luzynczyk
John M. Spesia

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

Illinois Supreme Court Probation Policy Advisory Board

 
Chairperson: Lisa Aust; Vice-Chairperson: Jackie Wiesehan
 
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

Illinois Supreme Court Statutory Court Fees Task Force

 
Chairperson: Steven F. Pflaum
 

The Illinois Supreme Court Statutory Court Fees Task Force shall conduct a thorough review of the various statutory fees imposed or assessed on criminal defendants and civil litigants. The Task Force shall also review and study the implementation and impact of the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act (705 ILCS 135/1-1 et seq.) and Section 27.1b of the Clerk of Courts Act (705 ILCS 105/27.1 b), including the associated Supreme Court Rules and Administrative Orders on civil and criminal assessments

Public Hearings

The following individuals have been appointed as members

Steven F. Pflaum
Neal, Gerber and Eisenberg LLP

Hon. Thomas M. Donnelly
Associate Judge

Hon. Leroy K. Martin, Jr.
Appellate Court Justice

Adam R. Vaught
Partner, Hinshaw and Culbertson LLP

Hon. Elizabeth A. Robb (Ret.)

Hon. Michael A. Fiello
Associate Judge

Hon. Eugene G. Doherty
Chief Judge

Rep. David Friess
Representative, 116th District

Chirag G. Badlani
Partner, Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd.

Hon. Katherine Keefe
McHenry County Circuit Court Clerk

Thomas Klein
Winnebago County Circuit Court Clerk

Jonathan Pilsner
Assistant Appellate Defender

Rep. Justin Slaughter
Representative, 27th District

Sen. Brian Stewart
Senator, 45th District

Judicial Conference of Illinois

 
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. Michael D. Kramer
Chief Judge
Twenty-First 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. David L. Vancil, Jr.
Chief Judge

The following individuals are appointed members of the Judicial Conference of Illinois, pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 41 (b), for terms expiring October 1, 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 October 1, 2024:

Hon. Andrea L. Chasteen
Avik Das
J. Timothy Eaton
Hon. Ronda D. Holliman
Thomas Jakeway
Hon. Ann B. Jorgensen
Lawrence J. Suffredin, Jr.
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 October 1, 2025:

Hon. Grace G. Dickler
Hon. JoAnn Imani Drew
Kimberly M. Foxx
Robert A. Glaves
Hon. Katherine M. Keefe
Hon. Jorge L Ortiz
Hon. Mary K. Rochford
William Scanlon

Judicial Mentor Committee

 
Chairperson Hon. Michael O. Kramer; Vice-Chair Hon. David L. Vancil, Jr.
 
Supreme Court Liaison: Chief Justice Mary Jane Theis; AOIC Staff: Nathan Jensen, Jerome Galang

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

The following judge is a member of the Judicial Mentor Committee of the New Judge Mentoring Program for a term expiring December 31, 2022:

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, 2023:

Hon. Sheldon R. Sobol
Circuit Judge

Hon. E. Kenneth Wright, Jr.
Circuit 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 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
 

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. Mary K. O’Brien
 
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. Daniel J. Emge
Circuit Judge

Hon. James P. Flannery, Jr.
Circuit Judge

Hon. Marc W. Martin
Associate Judge

Hon. Joseph G. McGraw
Circuit Judge1

Hon. Mary K. O'Brien
Appellate Court Justice

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, 2022:

Hon. Susan F. Hutchinson
Catherine Marienau, Ph.D.

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

Hon. Jean M. Cocozza
Hon. Vincent F. Cornelius
Stuart E. Palmer

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

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

Erika N.L. Harold
Executive Director Commission on Professionalism

Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board

 

 

John J. Rekowski
Public Defender

Registration and Discipline of Attorneys (ARDC)

 
Commission Chairperson:David F. Rolewick; Commission Vice-Chairperson:Timothy L. Bertschy
 

Charge: Oversee the attorney registration and disciplinary process.

Jerome E. Larkin, Administrator

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

Timothy L. Bertschy
Attorney at Law
Term expires December 31, 2024, and until a successor is appointed.

Kate L. McCracken
Attorney at Law
Term expires December 31, 2024, and until a successor is appointed.

John H.Simpson
Attorney at Law
Term expires December 31, 2022, and until a successor is appointed.

J. Nelson Wood
Attorney at Law
Term expires December 31, 2024, and until a successor is appointed.

The Nonlawyers

Cedric D.Thurman
Term expires December 31, 2023, and until a successor is appointed.

Drinda L. O'Connor
Term expires December 31, 2023, and until a successor is appointed.

LaShana T. Jackson
Term expires December 31, 2023, until a successor is appointed.

Registration and Discipline of Attorneys (ARDC) Review Board

 
Chair: Michael R. Henderson ; Vice-President: Timothy J. Eaton
 

The following individuals are members of the Review Board for terms expiring December 31, 2022, or until successors are appointed:

J. Timothy Eaton
Bradley N. Pollock (Second Dist. Appointee)
Esther J. Seitz

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.)

Special Supreme Court Advisory Committee for Justice and Mental Health Planning

 
Chairperson: Hon. Kathryn E. Zenoff
 
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. Richard A. Brown
Hon. Jillian Cerone-Marisie
Hon. James S. Cowlin
Hon. Zina Renea Cruse
Hon. Sean W. Donahue
Hon. Lauren Gottainer Edidin
Hon. Timothy C. Evans
Hon. Michael W. Feetterer
Hon. Jeffrey B. Ford
Hon. Janet Holmgren
Hon. Marmarie J. Kostelny
Hon. Alfredo Maldonado
Hon. Paul A. Marchese
Hon. Katherine M. McCarthy
Hon. Gail L. Noll
Hon. Elizabeth A Robb
Hon. Ericka Sanders
Hon. Scott Sliwinski
Hon. Levander Smith, Jr.
Hon. Sarah D. Smith
Hon. James E. Snyder
Hon. Neera Walsh
Hon. Maureen Ward Kirby
Hon. Kathryn E. Zenoff

State Appellate Defender Commission

 

 

Effective January 1, 2022, James E. Chadd is reappointed State Appellate Defender for a term expiring December 31, 2025, and until a successor is appointed and qualified.

The following individuals have been appointed as members

Carol A. Brook
Attorney at Law
For a term expiring December 14, 2024, and until a successor is appointed and qualified

Evan S. Bruno
Attorney at Law
For a term expiring January 14, 2027, and until a successor is appointed and qualified

John J. Rekowski
Attorney at Law
For a term expiring January 14, 2027, and until a successor is appointed and qualified

Travel Control Board

 
Chairperson Hon. Mary Jane Theis
 

The following are members of the Travel Control Board:

Hon. Mary Jane Theis
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois

Marcia Meis
Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts

Kara McCaffrey
Assistant Director, Administrative Services Division
Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts