Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee
Celebrate Pro Bono Virtual Event: The Tenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee held a virtual Celebrate Pro Bono event this year at which local attorneys were recognized for their pro bono work. The event premiered on Monday, October 26, 2020 at noon. Learn more and watch the video »
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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 Katherine Gorman 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
Kathleen M. Carter, Miller, Hall & Triggs, LLC
Denise Conklin, Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
Sandra Crow, Retired Volunteer
Floyd C. Dailey, Law Offices of Floyd C. Dailey
Danielle DeWinter, The Immigration Project
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
Jody Keller, Tazewell County Courthouse
Scott Kriegsman, Eliff Keyser Oberle & Dancey
Jeff Krumpe, Miller, Hall & Triggs LLC
Peter J. Lynch, Hasselberg, Rock, Bell & Kuppler, LLP
Julie Mackert, Michael A. Fleming, P.C., Law Offices
Honorable Jerelyn D. Maher (Ret.), Bradley University Center for Legal Studies
Ambrose V. McCall, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
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.
Lori Shelton, Tazewell County Courthouse
Daniel A. Staley, Caterpillar Legal Department
Lydia Wagenbach, Prairie State Legal Services
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