About the ISBA

Helping the Community

Volunteer Opportunities

Pro Bono Opportunities and Information for Lawyers

Information about pro bono opportunities available to Illinois lawyers through various legal service providers and stories about other lawyer's pro bono experiences.
Find out more in our pro bono pages

Lawyers in Classrooms

You are invited to go back to school and speak to students on law-related topics.
Find out more about how you can make a difference

Volunteers Needed to Assist Military Lawyers

The Illinois State Bar Association, through its Committee on Military Affairs, seeks lawyers willing to volunteer as back-up to the JAG officers.
Find out more about how you can help

Lawyers Feeding Illinois

From February 18 - March 1, 2013, lawyers and legal groups across Illinois joined the Illinois State Bar Association and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan for Lawyers Feeding Illinois, a friendly competition to support the eight regional food banks serving Illinois.

Over one million meals were raised!

Find out which teams won

Visit the Lawyers Feeding Illinois website for more information.

Illinois Law and Leadership Institute

The Illinois Law and Leadership Institute is a summer enrichment program for students entering the 9th grade. The program is designed to increase academic aspirations by exposing students to interesting aspects of the law, and introducing them to a variety of careers in the legal field.
Find out more about the Illinois Law and Leadership Institute

Disaster Legal Services

ISBA Disaster Legal Services Manual is our resource for Illinoisans and their lawyers.

Pro Bono Net launches  http://www.femaappeals.org for those who have been turned down by FEMA.  Site users answer can create appeal letters and request their FEMA file.

Juvenile Justice Reform

Is there a crisis in the Illinois juvenile justice system? ISBA Past President Mark Hassakis (2010-11) is a passionate advocate for at-risk youth. Read about ISBA's Role in Juvenile Justice Reform.

ISBA YLD Children's Assistance Fund Grant

The ISBA YLD Children’s Assistance Fund, in concert with the Illinois Bar Foundation, seeks to provide grants to organizations across the state related to children and law. Nonprofit organizations wishing to submit proposals to the ISBA YLD Children’s Assistance Fund should review these guidelines to determine their eligibility and the application process.
Find out more about the guidelines and download an application.