Membership

New Admittee Membership

New Admittees Welcome to the Bar. Your First Year with us is free and automatic! So is your newly admitted attorney MCLE requirement.

Complete the New Admittee Membership Form and activate your benefits now!

Create your membership experience. Make the most of your membership

Our mission is to help our members practice more affordably and effectively by providing money and time-saving services. Included with your complimentary ISBA membership are the following:

Free CLE

Enough to satisfy your 15-hour Illinois Supreme Court* newly admitted attorney MCLE requirement, including a 6-hour Basic Skills course and/or mentoring program. (*Rule 793) Thereafter, we will continue to provide you with 15 hours of free online MCLE every year, enough to meet the Illinois Supreme Court MCLE Requirement over a 2-year period. Benefit sponsored by ISBA Mutual Insurance Company

Free Online Legal Research

Unlimited access to the Fastcase Premium-Plan Library, including a 50-state and federal caselaw database, including bankruptcy cases, and Illinois cases dating back to the early 1800's.
Benefit sponsored by ISBA Mutual Insurance Company

Mentorship

An approved partner in the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism's Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program, we can pair you up with an experienced mentor who will provide guidance in your first years of practice.

Daily Case Digests

The latest case digests of Illinois Supreme, Appellate and Seventh Circuit court are sent daily via E-Clips, our e-bulletin, along with legal news and legislative updates. (Email address required.)

Career Assistance

Search for jobs, submit a confidential resume, and receive Job Alerts via the Career Center. Find new clients through our Illinois Lawyer Finder lawyer referral service.

Law Practice Management & Technology Assistance

Search our repository of online content via the Practice Resources Center. Receive personal ethics assistance through the Ethics InfoLine or search our database of Ethics Opinions. Learn how to start, buy or market a law practice at the Solo & Small Firm Conference. Access discounts on practice-oriented technology – like practice management software, cloud backup, web design/hosting and credit card processing – via Practice Tech Resources. Get peer-to-peer assistance through e-discussion groups. Access members-only malpractice insurance through Illinois Mutual Insurance Company. Use the ISBA Member Mark on your business cards, website and more.

Substantive Law & Legal News Publications

Monthly delivery of our award-winning periodical the Illinois Bar Journal, quarterly delivery of Illinois Lawyer Now Quarterly; and weekly delivery of Illinois Lawyer Now Weekly.

Membership in the Young Lawyers Division and Other Sections

Automatic enrollment in this group that serves as a resource for young lawyers practicing in Illinois to develop, enhance and foster a balanced professional life. Quarterly delivery of the YLD newsletter included. Choose 2 additional substantive law sections to join for free as well.

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Additional Information to Get You Started

New Admittee CLE Requirement

Learn more about your Illinois Supreme Court newly admitted attorney CLE requirements and find out about the free ISBA programs to help you fulfill this requirement, by visiting our CLE New Admittees page.

Member Benefits & Marketplace Discounts

Learn more about all of the ISBA Member Benefits and Marketplace Discounts available to you. Hear from fellow ISBA members – in their own words – about their favorite benefits on Twitter at #isbabenefits.

Young Lawyers Division

Visit the YLD page to learn about upcoming education and networking opportunities.

Career & Practice Assistance

Look for jobs, sign up for our lawyer referral service, learn more about our mentoring program and access our Practice Resource center on our Career Resource Center page.

New Admittees Welcome Folder

Download the New Admittee Welcome Folder

Complete the New Admittee Membership Form and activate your benefits now!

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding ISBA membership please contact our Membership Services Coordinator, Ann Boucher, at 800.252.8908 or aboucher@isba.org.