Advertise With the ISBA

Reaching the Lawyers of Illinois

The Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) comprises more than 28,000 lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals. You can reach this affluent and influential community through our various print publications, websites, emailed newsletters, and direct mail lists. Let us help you plan your marketing strategy to reach this valuable market.

Illinois Bar Journal

The Illinois Bar Journal is the flagship publication of the ISBA. Published monthly, the Illinois Bar Journal is received by more than 28,000 members. It is an award-winning publication among scholarly journals for typography, design, and layout. This full-color, glossy magazine is designed with world-class advertising displays in mind.
The Illinois Bar Journal also offers a classified advertising section called PracticeMart. This section contains expert-witness advertisers, members seeking referrals, and a variety of other legal categories.

Website Advertising

On the ISBA’s main website (, banner ads are available on the home page, the Daily Legal News page, and on the very active Bar News blog. Banner ads are also available on Illinois Lawyer Now (, the ISBA’s new legal blogging site, which is widely read by ISBA members, others in the legal profession, and the public. Finally, website advertising is also available in our Expert Services Directory and in our Online Classified Section.

Expert Services Directory

For $195, you will receive a six-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 & Career" on the ISBA website or by going directly to the Expert Services Directory.

Online Classified Ads

For as little as $50 per 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 the order form in our Classified Ads page.

E-Newsletter Advertising

You also may purchase banner ads in our electronic newsletters. Opportunities include E-Clips, our electronic newsletter that is sent to more than 19,000 ISBA members daily and weekly; Illinois Lawyer Now Digest, which is received by more than 22,000 ISBA members; the Bar News; and our section newsletters. Our section newsletters target 41 areas of law, allowing you to choose the segment of the legal profession that best fits your marketing objectives. Section newsletter circulations vary from 130 to more than 11,000 and run from four to 12 issues per year.

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 geographic area of the state, we can provide you with the list you need.

For more information about any of these advertising and marketing opportunities, please contact:

John Mikels
Advertising Sales Manager
800-252-8908 ext. 1437