Continuing Legal Education

CLE Registration and General Information


How to Register

Register online for all ISBA Law Ed programs, including live webcasts, live webinars, live on site, and on-demand programs.

Advance Registration Deadline

For live on-site programs, all advance registrations, with payment, must be received at ISBA at least three working days prior to the program presentation. ISBA accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Same-Day Registration

For live on-site programs, because of limited seating at most locations, same-day registration cannot be guaranteed. If same-day registration is available, payment is required by credit card or check, payable to the Illinois State Bar Association or ISBA.

MCLE Certificate of Attendance

For online programs, Certificates of Attendance are available in your ISBA Online CLE Account upon course and evaluation completion.  For live on-site programs, you will receive email notification when your certificate of attendance is available in your ISBA Online CLE Account, typically within 2 - 3 weeks of the program. It is the attorney's responsibility to keep a record of program attendance and comply with rules set forth by the Illinois Supreme Court's MCLE board.

Cancellations & Refunds

To cancel your registration for live events, go to the live event page, log in, and click on "Cancel Registration"  or send your cancellation notification to
Live Webcasts/Webinars - A full refund is available up to the start of the program.
Live On-site Programs: A refund is available up to 24 hours prior to a live on-site program, less a $25 administrative fee, if you provide notice of your cancellation as indicated above. (*Destination and Master Series programs may have different cancellation and refund terms. Please contact the ISBA CLE Department for details.)

If You Miss the Program…

If you are not able to attend a program for which you pre-paid but did not cancel at least 24 hours prior to the program, a refund will not be given. 

Special Needs

The ISBA Chicago Regional Office is wheelchair-accessible, and we encourage the visually-impaired to bring  an additional individual at no additional charge to take notes or assist. (Please be sure to register the assistant, as space is sometimes limited.) Private lactation rooms are available at the ISBA Chicago Regional Office for nursing mothers. Other sites are selected for maximum accessibility. Attorneys with special needs, such as those who are physically-challenged or nursing mothers, can contact the CLE Registration Coordinator a week prior to the program to determine how ISBA can facilitate their attendance at off-site venues.


A list of attendees will be provided on-site to program registrants.



These programs feature highly-regarded expert presenters and focus on information and techniques for the more experienced attorneys - or for attorneys seeking to take their abilities to the next level. Regular discounts, including for section membership, may not apply. 

Legal Service Attorneys

Legal Service Attorney members may attend designated live on-site programs for only $25 (there is an additional charge if lunch is served), if they work full-time or part-time (with no other income through the practice of law) for a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization whose mission is to provide quality civil legal assistance to low-income persons. Documentation required 10 days prior. No other discounts apply. To download the required form and read the LSA CLE Policy, please visit our Legal Services Attorneys page.

Members of Presenting or Co-sponsoring Sections

If you are a member of the section presenting or co-sponsoring the program, you receive a $10 discount off the fee for most live on-site programs.

New Attorneys

ISBA Member Attorneys in their first five years of bar admittance pay only $25 for most live, on-site programs. There is an additional charge if lunch is served. No other discounts apply.

ISBA Law Student Members

Law student members may attend live Law Ed CLE programs at no charge, space permitting; attendance at Masters Series programs is at full price. Law Students are eligible for a free electronic ISBA membership. Join now.