Continuing Legal Education

CLE Registration and Fee Information


How to Register

Register by clicking on the program title of your choice on the Law Ed Calendar, and then click on the "Registration" tab.  You can also register by calling (217) 525-1760 or (800) 252-8908.

Advance Registration Deadline

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.


Confirmation of your registration will be mailed to you. You do not need the confirmation form to gain admittance to the program once your registration is confirmed, but producing the form at the ISBA Registration Desk prior to the program will speed your admittance.

Confirmation Validity

Your confirmation is valid only for the specific program date and location printed on the confirmation. However, you may transfer your attendance to another date and/or location, if you write or call at least 24 hours prior to the program for which you are registered, or the date to which you wish to change - whichever is earlier. If you can't attend the program for which you are registered, please refer to the ISBA cancellation and refund policy below.

Same-Day Registration

Because of limited seating at most locations, same-day registration cannot be guaranteed. If your plans do not allow advance registration, please bring a check or credit card with you. Checks should be made out to the Illinois State Bar Association or ISBA.

Attendance Certification

For most programs, a certificate of attendance will be issued by ISBA directly to the attorney at the ISBA Registration Desk at the end 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 and staff.

Cancellations & Refunds

If you cancel your registration in writing at least 24 hours* prior to the program, you will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative fee. Cancellation notices should be sent to or faxed to (217) 525-0712. (*Destination and Master Series programs may have different cancellation 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 by the specified deadline, a refund will not be given. If you purchased a course book when you registered, we will mail the materials to you approximately two to four weeks after the seminar. Please note: MCLE credit is available only when attending a program; MCLE credit is not given for reviewing or purchasing a course book.

Special Needs

The ISBA Chicago Regional Office is wheelchair-accessible, and we encourage the visually-impaired to bring along 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.



Costs vary by length and type of program. In general, full-day programs are $135* for members and $290 for non-member lawyers. Half-day programs generally are $100* for members and $230 for non-member lawyers. (*Additional $15 if received later than one week prior to program.)


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. Discounts for section membership or new admittees do not apply. Legal service attorney members are admitted for only $25 (there is an additional charge if lunch is served).

Legal Service Attorneys

Legal Service Attorney members may attend designated live onsite 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.

New Attorneys

ISBA Member Attorneys in their first five years of bar admittance pay only $25 for live, on-site programs. No other discounts apply.

ISBA Law Student Members

Law student members may attend live Law Ed CLE programs at no charge via on-site registration, space permitting; attendance at Masters Series programs is at full price. Law Students are eligible for a free electronic ISBA membership. To receive publications in print, law students pay just $12 per year or $30 for up to 4 years of law school. Join now.

Coursebook-Only Purchase

Attorneys who don't plan to attend a program, but would like the coursebook, may order it for $50.