|Board Spotlight: John K. Kim
John K. Kim, counsel at Bloomington-based State Farm, has been serving as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Prairie State Legal Services since 2017. His role on the Board continues a long tradition of support by State Farm's legal department, including former Board member, Alan Sternberg, who is now retired from State Farm but continues to help Prairie State on the local Campaign for Legal Services committee.
Kim says, “There is no other legal services provider in our community that provides access to justice for the working poor like Prairie State. The need for justice is important. Prairie State does a lot of great work in the community that goes unrecognized.”
Kim has been a friend to Prairie State for many years. He recalls learning of Prairie State when he practiced at Heyl Royster in Peoria, and after moving to State Farm, he started volunteering on Prairie State’s annual Campaign for Legal Services.
He appreciates the Board’s diverse makeup—which includes several client representatives. And as the Board's Treasurer, he is grateful for Prairie State’s financial team. “I can’t say enough good things about what (Finance Director) Jim Chancellor does from a financial perspective,” he says. “I’m proud of our work and the financial stability this organization has.”