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Stephen Komie - Candidate for ISBA 3rd Vice President

Bar Service Qualifications

A History of Leadership in the ISBA

In his 40 year career, Stephen M. Komie has practiced law throughout Illinois, building relationships and serving in leadership positions that provide him with the experience necessary to lead the ISBA. As an ISBA Assembly member for 32 years, a member of the Board of Governors for 18 years, and a member and Chair of multiple Section Councils, Committees, and Task Forces, he understands the issues that Illinois lawyers face both upstate and downstate. With his experience, dedication, and passion for protecting the rights of Illinois attorneys, he can provide the leadership that will help the ISBA serve the legal profession in the coming years.

Leadership Experience:

  • ISBA Assembly Member, 1985 - Present
  • ISBA Board of Governors, 1992 - 2005, 2011 - 2017
  • ISBA Secretary, 1996 - 1997
  • ISBA Treasurer, 2003 - 2004
  • ISBA Task Forces: Attorneys for Children (chair, 1997 - 1999), Judicial Compensation, GATS
  • ISBA Committees: Credentials; Professionalism (1991 - 1992); Mandatory CLE, Assembly Rules and By-Laws, ARDC
  • ISBA Section Councils: Criminal Justice (1989 - 2016), Traffic Laws and Courts, Family Law
  • Illinois Bar Foundation, Director, Fellow & Pillar of the Profession
  • Member of the Chicago Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, Justinian Society, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Young Lawyers Section (former member)

Awards and Recognitions:

  • ISBA Board of Governors Award for Service to the Bar
  • American Trial Lawyers Association National Public Service Award for Pro Bono Legal Representation
  • Author of the “Attorney Bill of Rights” for expungement of ARDC complaints, which was adopted by the Illinois Supreme Court
  • Represented the ISBA as an ambassador to the rededication of the Magna Carta at Runnymede, England in 2015
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