A special committee of the Illinois State Bar Association will issue a report setting out recommendations for programs and services the bar association can offer to help small-town and rural practitioners, the culmination of work that has included both a “listening tour” and a public survey of lawyers.

The Special Committee on Serving Lawyers in Rural Practice was created by the bar association to “augment” the work of its Standing Committee on the Rural Practice Initiative, according to an ISBA news release about the survey and the committee’s work.