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Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee

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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.

Membership:

Chair: Honorable Lisa Wilson, Circuit Court of Peoria County

Members:

Daniel Ames, Tazewell County Courthouse
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
Courtney Eeten, Circuit Court of Tazewell County
Michelle Eggert, Westervelt, Johnson, Nicoll & Keller, LLC
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.
Honorable Stephen A. Kouri, Circuit Court of Peoria County
Scott Kriegsman, Eliff Keyser Oberle & Dancey
Jeff Krumpe, Miller, Hall & Triggs LLC
Peter J. Lynch, The Law Office of Peter J. Lynch, LLC
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.
Jaime Skinner, Caterpillar Legal Department
L. Lee Smith, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Daniel A. Staley, Caterpillar Legal Department
Kate Whetstone, Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.

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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Committee Activities:

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.

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