Advertise with the ISBA

Reaching the lawyers of Illinois

More than 28,000 lawyers, judges and other legal professionals belong to the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), making it one of the largest voluntary professional organizations of its kind in the United States. Reach this affluent community through our various publications, website and emailed newsletters, or through our direct mail lists. Let us help you plan your marketing strategy to reach this valuable market.

2018 Media Kit

Illinois Bar Journal

The Illinois Bar Journal is the flagship publication of the ISBA. Published monthly, the Bar Journal is received by all 28,000 members. It is a national award winner among scholarly journals for typography, design and layout. This full-color, glossy magazine has a great layout that allows ads to really stand out.

Special advertising opportunities in the Bar Journal:

  • February and AugustExpert Witness and Litigation Support Guide – Special advertising section designed to help attorneys find the assistance they need for trial, whether it be an expert witness, process server or jury consultant.
  • May Tort Law – Articles geared to attorneys practicing Tort Law.
  • SeptemberFamily Law – Articles geared to attorneys practicing Family Law.
  • November Estate Planning – Articles geared to attorneys practicing in the area of Trusts and Estates.
  • DecemberIllinois Bicentennial Issue – A look back over the past 200 years through a legal lens.

The Bar Journal also offers a classified advertising section called PracticeMart. This section contains expert witness advertisers, members seeking referrals and a variety of other categories.

ISBA Section Newsletters

Target Illinois lawyers by area of practice. Because the newsletters target 41 areas of law, you can choose the segment of the legal profession that best fit your marketing objectives. Section newsletters deliver overall practice information, analysis of court decisions, new legislation and practice tips. Newsletter circulations varies from 130 to over 11,000, and publish between four and twelve issues a year.

Section newsletter advertising

ISBA Website and Email

Banner ads are available on the ISBA home page as well as the Legal News page, and Illinois Lawyer Now Blog. You may also purchase banner ads on E-Clips, our electronic newsletter that is sent to over 19,000 ISBA members daily and weekly, and Illinois Lawyer Now Weekly, which is received by over 22,000 ISBA members. Online classified advertising is also available.

Web and e-mail advertising

Expert Services Directory

For $195 you will receive a 6 month listing that includes your contact information, a description of services offered, and a link to your email and website. You will find this directory, created to help our members find the expert witness or service provider they need, under “Practice Tools” on the ISBA website, or by going directly to the directory at

Online Classified Section

For as little as $50 a month you may purchase a classified ad on the ISBA website. Categories include Books, Entertainment, Office Space, Merchandise, Practices for Sale and Services. You will find this section and an order form at

Mailing Lists

Mailing Lists are available for rent from the ISBA. Whether you are looking for a complete membership list, a specific practice area, or area of the state we can provide you with the list you need.

For more detailed information about any of these advertising/marketing opportunities please contact:

Nancy Vonnahmen
Advertising Sales Coordinator
800-252-8908 ext. 1437