Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee

SAVE THE DATE: The Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee will hold a virtual Celebrate Pro Bono event this year at which local attorneys will be recognized for their pro bono work. The event will premiere on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at noon. Learn more »

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About the Committee:

The Third 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 Third Judicial Circuit.

About the Circuit:

The Third Judicial Circuit is in the Fifth Appellate District and includes Bond and Madison Counties. The Honorable William A. Mudge is the Chief Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit.

Membership:

Co-Chairs:
Honorable Maureen Schuette, Circuit Court of Madison County
Honorable Sarah D. Smith, Circuit Court of Madison County

Pro Bono Coordinator:
Angela Wille, Madison County Law Library & Legal Self-Help Center

Members:
Honorable Chris Bauer, Circuit Court of Bond County
Eric Carlson, Byron, Carlson, Petri & Kalb
Timothy Chartrand, Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson
Tanja Cook, Madison County State's Attorney's Office
Marla Davis, Madison County Courthouse
Angela Donohoo, Levo-Donohoo, LLC
Amy Garrett, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC
Missy Greathouse, Dispute Resolution Institute, Inc.
Rebecca Hausman, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC
William Henry, Catholic Charities Legal Services
Amanda G. Highlander, Law Office of Jamie Mitchell
Chelsea Hubbard, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Inc.
Stephanie King, MillerKing LLC
Deanna Lackey, Madison County Law Library & Legal Self-Help Center
Amy Maher, Catholic Charities Legal Services
Honorable Martin J. Mengarelli, Circuit Court of Madison County
Jo Anna Pollock, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC
Barbara Sherer, Sherer Law Offices
Amy Sholar, Sholar Stephan Law
Kristen Strieker, Strieker Law Firm
Troy Walton, Walton Telken
David A. Weder, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Pledge The Third 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 on September 9, 2014 with a letter that was sent to all law firms and corporate legal departments in the Third Judicial Circuit. The signatories to the Pledge are recognized annually at the Third Judicial Circuit's Celebrate Pro Bono Luncheon, held each year during Pro Bono Week.

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Committee Activities:

The Committee was launched in 2011 under the leadership of the Honorable Barbara Crowder who served as chair until her retirement in 2018. The Committee opened a Legal Advice Conference Center in the Madison County courthouse on October 27, 2011 to provide brief advice and information to self-represented litigants. In 2018, expanded its help desk to provide legal services at the Bond County courthouse as well.

The Committee offers several pro bono trainings, including a brown bag CLE lunch series which is provided on a monthly basis. This Committee also organizes an annual luncheon to mark Pro Bono Week in October, to give out local pro bono awards. The Third Judicial Circuit Committee’s Pro Bono Pledge was rolled out in September 2014.

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Resources:

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