Stephanie Villinski

Stephanie Villinski

Deputy Director

Stephanie is the Deputy Director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. She helps to execute operations and programs within the Commission by leveraging technology and project management processes.

As Deputy Director, Stephanie is responsible for streamlining the day-to-day activities of the Commission such as IT, workflows, and data analysis. In addition to these operations, Stephanie also supports the Commission’s mentoring, education, and law school programs. With a particular interest in health and wellness, Stephanie seeks to promote a healthier, more rewarding professional life for lawyers and by extension, better service to their clients.

Stephanie graduated summa cum laude from Saint Mary’s College and with Order of Coif distinction from DePaul University College of Law. Subsequently, she dedicated her career to social justice and public interest law. Most recently, she was the Content Director at Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) and was charged with publishing high-quality, user-centered content. She managed ILAO’s recent 2-year content transformation from five websites to one.

Prior to her work at ILAO, Stephanie was an attorney at LAF (now Legal Aid Chicago) where she represented clients in consumer, education, employment, family, foreclosure, housing, and public benefits cases and specialized in public housing issues throughout Chicago.

Stephanie is the Chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Standing Committee on Professionalism and a member of the ABA’s Cornerstones of Democracy Commission, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, and an advisory committee member of Catholic Charities Legal Assistance.

In her free time, Stephanie enjoys practicing yoga and meditation and is a certified yoga teacher. She is a sports fan and particularly favors the NBA. She also loves trying all the delicious restaurant options in Chicago and being outside on days that the Chicago weather permits.