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Title:State Appellate Defender Commission
Website:http://state.il.us/defender/bdcomm.html
Contact Name:Susan Ryan
Contact Title:Senior Administrative Assistant, Office of the State Appellate Defender
Contact Phone:(217) 782-7203
Contact E-Mail:susan.ryan@osad.state.il.us
Contact Comments:Deputy Defender, Office of the State Appellate Defender
Function:The Commission advises state appellate defender on operations of office; approves or modifies operational budget and sets number of employees; recommends removal of state appellate defender if there are reasonable grounds.
Term:Limit of one full 6 year term.
Senate Confirmation:No
Party Affiliation:N/A
Qualifications:See composition
Compensation:Expenses
Composition:9 members : Chairperson appointed by Governor; 1 appointed by Supreme Court; 1 appointed by each of 5 Appellate Courts; 1 appointed by Supreme Court from panel of 3 persons nominated by IL State Bar Assoc.; 1 appointed by Governor from panel of 3 persons nominated by IL Public Defender Assoc.
Chair:Appointed by Governor
Authority:725 ILCS 105/4

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Breen, Thomas M.9/10/20144/14/2005GovernorChairCook
Brusatte, Hon. James L. 5/31/20246/6/20183rd District Appellate CourtMemberNone
Campbell, Kim D.6/1/20195/29/20134th District Appellate CourtMemberMcLean
Cunningham, Abishi C.5/1/20156/17/2010GovernorMember, Public Defenders Association nomineeCook
Donovan, Hon. James K. 7/2/20217/2/20155th District Appellate CourtMemberNone
Grometer, R. Peter 5/2/20205/2/20142nd District Appellate CourtMemberWill
Hoffman, Hon. Thomas E. 7/11/20228/11/20161st District Appellate CourtMemberNone
Janowitz, Rebecca10/23/201811/12/2012The Illinois Supreme CourtMemberCook
William, Lucco J. 1/14/202110/24/2016Illinois Supreme CourtMember, Illinois Bar AssociationNone