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Twentieth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee

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About the Committee:

The Twentieth 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 Twentieth Judicial Circuit.

About the Circuit:

The Twentieth Judicial Circuit is in the Fifth Appellate District and includes Monroe, Perry, Randolph, St. Clair and Washington Counties. The Honorable Andrew J. Gleeson is the Chief Judge of the Twentieth Circuit.


Chair: Hon. Julie K. Katz, St. Clair County Courthouse


Hon. John Baricevic (Ret.), Chatham & Baricevic
Hon. Stacy Campbell, St. Clair County Courthouse
Hon. Thomas B. Cannady, St. Clair County Courthouse
Hon. Annette Eckert (Ret.)
Hon. Daniel J. Emge, Washington County Courthouse
Hon. Alexis Otis-Lewis (Ret.)
Brian Flynn, Flynn Guymon & Garavalia
Missy Greathouse, Dispute Resolution Institute, Inc.
Hon. Eugene E. Gross, Randolph County Courthouse
Ann Hatch, Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard
Chet Kelly, Foley & Kelly, LLC
Megan Kinney, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Inc.
Hon. Elaine LeChien, St. Clair County Courthouse
Lt. Ouza M. Maysaa, United States Air Force
Hon. John J. O’Gara, St. Clair County Courthouse
Hon. Heinz Rudolf, St. Clair County Courthouse
Gregory L. Shevlin, Cook, Bartholomew, Shevlin & Cook, LLP
Hon. Jeffrey Watson, St. Clair County Courthouse
Susan Wilson, Wilson, Dabler & Associates, LLC

Committee Activities:

The Committee will hold its first meeting on June 26, 2018. Check back here for information on the Committee’s future plans and activities. If you have any questions, contact PILI Executive Director Michael Bergmann by email or at 312-832-5129.

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