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About the Committee:
The Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee is a group comprised of lawyers and judges that strives to enhance equal access to justice by encouraging and promoting pro bono work in the Tenth Judicial Circuit.
About the Circuit:
The Tenth Judicial Circuit is in the Third Appellate District and includes Marshall, Peoria, Putnam, Stark and Tazewell Counties. The Honorable Paul P. Gilfillan is the Chief Judge of the Tenth Judicial Circuit.
Chair: Honorable Lisa Wilson, Circuit Court of Peoria County
Kirk W. Bode, Law Offices of Kirk W. Bode
Honorable Stuart Borden (Ret.), Borden Law Office
Honorable Michael E. Brandt (Ret.), Attorney at Law
Denise Conklin, Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
Floyd C. Dailey, Law Offices of Floyd C. Dailey
Michelle Eggert, Westervelt, Johnson, Nicoll & Keller, LLC
Heather Feeney, Caterpillar Inc.
Abigail Fleming, Fleming & Umland
Mitch A. Gilfillan, Quinn Johnston
Honorable Paul P. Gilfillan, Tenth Judicial Circuit
Jeremy Heiple, Heiple Law Offices
Brad Keller, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen P.C.
Scott Kriegsman, Eliff Keyser Oberle & Dancey
Jeff Krumpe, Miller, Hall & Triggs LLC
Peter J. Lynch, The Law Office of Peter J. Lynch, LLC
Myraida Melendez, Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
Michele A. Miller, Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
Rena’ K. Parker, Peoria County Court Administration
Rob Parker, Parker & Parker
Ann Pieper, Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White & Frederick, P.C.
L. Lee Smith, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Daniel A. Staley, Caterpillar Legal Department
Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Pledge The Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Pledge recognizes the responsibility of all members of the legal profession – from corporate lawyers to law firm lawyers to solo practitioners to legal staff – to increase access to our legal system. The Pledge was officially launched at the Prairie State Legal Services 2014 Campaign for Legal Services Luncheon on April 9, 2014. The signatories to the Pledge are recognized annually at the Tenth Judicial Circuit Celebrate Pro Bono Reception held each year during Pro Bono Week.
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The Committee was launched on October 1, 2013. Several subcommittees have been established to focus on specific projects, including one to develop pilot help desks in the Peoria and Tazewell Courthouses through which pro bono attorneys would volunteer to staff a two-hour window of time where they would provide advice and brief services to eligible clients.
In the News:
- October 2016: Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee Hosts Pro Bono Week Celebration
- October 2015: Pro Bono Week Celebration: Area Attorneys to Receive Awards for Pro Bono Commitment
- October 2014: Office of the Mayor City of Peoria Proclamation
- October 2014: Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee to hold Pro Bono Week Celebration