Authors & Speakers

Writing for ISBA publications or speaking at our CLE programs are a great way for members to become known as recognized leaders in the legal profession and earn MCLE credit. The ISBA also helps lawyers and judges interested in speaking opportunities at schools and the community at large.


Our authors are recognized leaders in the legal profession. Each year hundreds of Illinois attorneys have their words published in one or more of our legal publications, which are read and referenced by thousands of lawyers across the state. And in the current economy, couldn't we all use a competitive edge? Find out more about the benefits of authorship.

Illinois Bar Journal

Our award-winning magazine, the Illinois Bar Journal, is mailed monthly to members. Members also have access to archives of issues going back to 1998 online. Email Pete Sherman at to learn more, or read the IBJ Article Submission Guidelines.

Section Newsletters

More than 40 section newsletters titles are emailed at least four times a year to members of each section, and are available in both HTML and PDF formats. Read the Newsletter Submission Guidelines or email Sara Anderson at to learn more.


ISBA Law Ed Faculty

Become known as an authority on your topic and earn complimentary MCLE credit. Visit ISBA's Law Ed Faculty Development Resources for information on becoming a ISBA faculty member, as well as training videos and other resources.


Quick Takes for Your Practice Videos

Want to help ISBA provide lawyers with “just-in-time” practice-related information? Record a short 3 – 5 minute video on your legal topic for ISBA’s YouTube channel!

Ask a Lawyer Video Proposals

Ask a Lawyer videos are on our consumer site and offer short, easy to digest answers around a single question.

Speaking in the Community

Lawyers and judges are invited to make a difference in the lives of Illinoisans, and assist in expanding diversity in the legal profession.

ISBA Speakers Bureau

Speak about the law and our legal system in the communities where you reside, play, and work.

ISBA Lawyers in Classrooms

Go back to school and speak to students on law-related topics.