Illinois Bar Associations
Illinois Bar Associations - Statewide
- Illinois State Bar Association, Springfield
424 S. Second Street, Springfield 62701, Phone: (217) 525-1760
The Illinois State Bar Association is a voluntary organization dedicated to promoting the interests of the legal profession and improving the administration of justice, the quality of members' professional lives, and their relations with the public.CLE
- Arab American Bar Association of Illinois, Chicago
Arab American Bar Association of Illinois is a professional association of attorneys dedicated to the rule of law, equal justice, fellowship, legal education, and community service. We are firmly committed to the principle of quality legal representation for all, regardless of background. Our bar provides legal advisory services to the community, attorney referral programs, County and State judicial evaluations, educational forums, speaker programs, scholarships, and information on employment and networking opportunities in the community. Membership is open to any licensed attorney or law student sharing in our goals, regardless of ancestry, race, color or creed.
- Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area, Chicago
In 1987, a spirited band of lawyers joined to form the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area (AABA) on the belief that a professional bar association could serve not only the interests of its members, but also the community from which many of its members came. AABA has continually reaffirmed its commitment to that belief and has grown to more than 400 members and associates. From increasing awareness among elected officials on issues of importance to the Asian American community, to documenting the need for increased representation in all areas of the profession including the judiciary, to serving the legal needs of the community by supporting non-for-profit organizations, AABA has strived to serve Chicagoland's AA attorneys and the AA community.
- Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois, Chicago
The purposes of this organization are: to promote a friendly relations among its members and the members of the Bar generally, the Courts, and the public; to cultivate respect and esteem of the public for the legal profession, and to do all things necessary and proper for the advancement and improvement of the law and the administration of justice; to be consistently on the alert in protecting the interests of the general public against legislation inimical to its welfare; to oppose anti-social and discriminatory legislation; to champion the cause of American traditions and ideals; to diligently strive for the betterment and the welfare of the people of the United States; to advocate and uphold the ideal of equal rights of all mankind; to oppose any and all attempts by the persons within or without to overthrow our form of government by force.
- Illinois Creditors Bar Association, Evergreen Park
Founded in 1995, the Illinois Creditors Bar Association is a statewide organization for attorneys practicing in the area of creditors rights. Our members concentrate in various areas including: commercial collections, consumer collections, foreclosures, evictions, subrogation, and bankruptcy. With over 190 members, the Illinois Creditors Bar Association is the largest of its kind in the country.
- Muslim Bar Association, Chicago
The mission of the Muslim Bar Association of Chicago (MBA) is to foster the highest ethics, integrity and honor in the legal profession, provide programs of legal education and professional support to members, and to advance the administration of justice and the welfare of the community. In pursuit of its mission, the MBA engages in a number of activities including undergraduate and law student programs, educational outreach activities to the general community and professional development and networking activities for our membership.
- Prosecutor's Bar Assocaition,
The purpose of the Prosecutors Bar Association is to advance the professional interests of prosecutors through membership services, publications, advocacy and philanthropy; to promote justice and fairness; and to safeguard victims’ rights.
- Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA), Illianos
The driving force behind the creation of the PRBA was the recognition that there were many issues unique to the Puerto Rican community that needed to be addressed. Puerto Ricans had the lowest income levels of all Latinos, were the most poorly educated, had the highest high school drop-out rates, had the highest unemployment rates, and had the highest HIV infection rate among all Latinos. The group felt that as attorneys familiar with the community and with the issues, they could be a powerful voice for their community; they could serve as role models, advisors, speakers and mentors.
- Women's Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI), Chicago
WBAI's mission is to ensure the success of women attorneys through business and professional development and to advocate for women's interests. Located in downtown Chicago, WBAI offers networking events, substantive law committees, and a judicial candidate evaluation program.
Illinois Bar Associations - Local
- Champaign County Bar Association (CCBA), Urbana
1) Continued Legal Education of Members 2) Promotion of Public Awareness of the law and Public Service Activities by Members 3) Facilitation of the Administration of Justice 4) Preservation of the High Standards of Integrity, Honor and Courtesy in the Legal Profession 5) Cultivation of a Spirit of Collegiality and Good Will Among its Members.CLE
- Chicago Bar Association, Chicago
Founded in 1874, The Chicago Bar Association is one of the oldest and most active metropolitan bar associations in the United States. The Association's voluntary membership consists of 22,000 lawyers, judges and law students from Cook County and the State of Illinois. Member services include continuing legal education, committees, a young lawyers section, career services, legislative activities and more.CLE
- Cook County Bar Association, Chicago
Since its inception the CCBA has delivered services to the Black community. During the 1919 race riots CCBA members defended Blacks who were arrested and initiated lawsuits to collect damages for property damages, personal injury and death resulting from the riots. For the past 87 years, the CCBA has aggressively and conscientiously espoused the causes and addressed those issues which impact upon the civil, political and economic rights of the Black community, including the Black bench and bar.
- Decatur Bar Association, Decatur
- DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA), Wheaton
The DuPage County Bar Association advances the practice of law and promotes the legal professional through community service and legal education.CLE
- Jo Daviess County Bar Association, Jo Daviess
The Jo Daviess County Bar Association is dedicated to promoting fellowship among all members of the legal community, fostering communication and education among both the legal community and the population of Jo Daviess County, acting as a liason between the community and the bar, and functioning as a base of communication between local bar members and other local, state, regional, and national bar associations.
- Kane County Bar Association (KCBA), Geneva
The Kane County Bar Association strives to advance the legal profession and improve the system of justice on behalf of its members and the public. We serve our members and their support personnel as a regional center for legal professionalism through education, administrative resources, professional support and quality assurance in a collegial environment. We promote the improvement of and access to legal representation for all. We are partners with the judiciary in improving the administration of justice and the public image of the legal system. We strengthen the legal system and the profession by promoting integrity, competence and civility in the practice of law.CLE
- Lake County Bar Association (LCBA), Waukegan
The Lake County Bar Association exists in order to advance the highest standards of excellence in the legal profession, to promote the professional development, integrity, and civility of its members, to foster reform in the law and to facilitate access to the justice system for all residents of Lake County.
- LaSalle County Bar Association (LCBA), Ottawa
- McHenry County Bar Association, Woodstock
The Mchenry County Bar Association is a membership organization 0f attorneys, judges and paralegals in Mchenry County. The Association also sponsors Mchenry County legal aid which provides attorneys for individuals involved in Family Law matters who cannot afford an attorney and whose income is below the guidelines established by the Bar Association legal aid committee.
- McLean County Bar Association (MCBA), Bloomington
The MCBA was established for many purposes: including, the promotion of administration of justice, to establish and maintain the honor and dignity of the legal profession, to promote the general welfare of its members, and to sponsor and support continuing legal education in all areas of the law. The MCBA continues to grow and change to meet the dynamic legal needs of the community it serves.
- Northwest Suburban Bar Association, Palatine
800 E. Northwest Highway, Suite 418, Palatine 60074, Phone: 847-221-2601
The Northwest Suburban Bar Association is dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community by inspiring excellence in the practice of law. The NWSBA has the distinction of being recognized as an Accredited CLE Provider for Illinois MCLE. Each year we are host to eight to 10 Continuing Legal Education courses as well as two Dinner Meetings and an Annual Meeting. Our CLE program has enjoyed much success due to the quality of our courses, the convenient and accessible locations of the classes, and the more than reasonable cost per course. Programs offered by the NWSBA: Attorney Referral Service, Pro Se Desk, Senior Day/Law Day, People’s Law School, Mock Trial, Judicial Screening, Northwest Suburban Bar Association Foundation and Holiday Assistance ProgramCLE
- Peoria County Bar Association (PCBA), Peoria
The Peoria County Bar Association was founded in 1879 and now numbers over six hundred and fifty members. It is the largest regional bar association in downstate Illinois. A Board of Directors governs the Association and its work is performed by its committees The Association, through its members, conducts a number of continuing legal education programs, which are considered the best bargain in CLE anywhere.CLE
- Sangamon County Bar, Springfield
The Sangamon County Bar is one of the largest organized Bars in the State of Illinois and through its membership, contributes immensely to the community wherein it exists. Its members are committed to serving the public and the legal profession by promoting the very highest standards of professionalism and excellence.
- Will County Bar Association (WCBA), Joliet
The objectives of the WCBA are: To maintain the honor and dignity of the profession of law To promote an understanding of the law and its application in the community To advance the due administration of justice To support the ability of the Bar to provide for public service.
- Winnebago County Bar Association (WCBA), Rockford
The Winnebago County Bar Association is a private, not-for-profit association of lawyers who live and practice in north central Illinois. The Association of over 500 attorneys has been of service to its members and the community they serve for over 100 years.