August 22, 2018

Illinois

Disability Law Committee

Contact Information

Chair: Philip C. Milsk
Section and Committee Staff Liaison: Melissa Burkholder
mburkholder@isba.org

http://www.isba.org/committees/disabilitylaw

Mission Statement

The Disability Law Committee's mission is two-pronged: (1) to educate attorneys, judges, and the public about the law as it relates to persons with disabilities; promote fair and equal treatment of persons with disabilities; monitor and propose legislation for persons with disabilities; and provide a forum for education and advocacy as it relates to persons with disabilities and (2) further the professional development and inclusion of attorneys and law students with disabilities, as well as practitioners who serve clients with disabilities, by creating programs and other resources to support their professional needs.

Standing Committee on Mental Health Law

Contact Information

Chair: Scott Hammer
Section and Committee Staff Liaison: Melissa Burkholder
mburkholder@isba.org

http://www.isba.org/committees/mentalhealthlaw

Mission Statement

The Standing Committee on Mental Health Law's mission is to propose and review legislation, statutes, common law court decisions, administrative procedures, and rules affecting persons with mental illness and developmental disabilities and to make recommendations to the Board of Governors.

Standing Committee on Diversity Pipeline

Contact Information

Section and Committee Staff Liaison: Melissa Burkholder
mburkholder@isba.org

http://www.isba.org/committees/diversitypipeline

Mission Statement

The mission of the Diversity Pipeline Committee is to increase the diversity of the legal community by: exposing elementary and secondary school students of diverse backgrounds to the law and legal careers; mentoring students as they progress through the educational pipeline to ensure that they are preparing themselves well for law school and practice; and identifying financial and other resources to assist students from under-represented populations with their educational needs.

Diversity Leadership Council

Contact Information

Chair: John W Moore
Section and Committee Staff Liaison: Melissa Burkholder
mburkholder@isba.org

http://www.isba.org/committees/diversityleadershipcouncil

Mission Statement

The Council fosters communication and coordination between the State Bar’s diversity-related committees and section councils (including the Standing Committees on Women and the Law, Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Disability Law, and the Diversity Pipeline Program, as well as the Human Rights Section Council and the International Law and Immigration Section Council), and coordinates the Bar's diversity outreach efforts, which would include such projects as the Diversity Leadership Institute; Diversity CLE programs; Regional Diversity receptions; annual Diversity Award; Annual Diversity Luncheon; the ISBA's Diversity website; the Diversity Matters Newsletter; and periodic diversity surveys.

CDR Pledge for Change Signatory

Yes