About the ISBA

Founded in 1877, the Illinois State Bar Association is the premier legal association in the state. As a voluntary organization of  28,000 members, the Association's primary focus is to assist Illinois lawyers in the practice of law and to promote improvements in the administration of justice.

The Association engages in many important activities on behalf of the profession — among them proposing and shaping legislation, educating the public, and supporting the courts and the rule of law.

More about the ISBA


Our Leadership section has information about our:

Helping the Community

Find out about ways you can give back to the community in our Helping the Community page.


Visit our Awards page to nominate that special lawyer for the recognition they deserve.


Visit our Diversity page to find out about our ongoing efforts to diversify our profession and organization.

Chicago Meeting Space

Visit our Chicago Meeting Space page to find out more about this space in the heart of the Loop.

For Reporters

Visit our Newscenter for:

  • Information about the ISBA and the Illinois Bar Foundation
  • Information about the Law and,
  • Assistance with arranging interviews with ISBA member lawyers

Advertise with Us

Find out more about Advertising Opportunities to reach  28,000 attorneys in Illinois through our:

  • Print Publications
  • Website and Email Newsletters
  • Expert Services Directory, and
  • Direct Mail lists