Groups & Participation

Member groups offer ISBA members the opportunity to network with other lawyers who share a common interest and provide up-to-date information on developments in the law. Get involved with the ISBA by becoming part of our leadership, becoming an author or speaker, or participating in our programs and projects.


Information about the ISBA’s standing committees, special committees, councils, and task forces.


Information for and about our leadership.


Visit our diversity page to find out about our ongoing efforts to diversify our profession and organization.

Law Students

You have chosen law as your life’s work. Let us help you achieve your goals – become a student member of the Illinois State Bar Association.

Get Involved

Becoming active in the ISBA is a great way to enhance your career and gain personal fulfillment.

Become a Leader

Find out how to nominate yourself to section councils, committees, and elected leadership.

ISBA Elections

Participate in ISBA elections by voting or running.

Authors and Speakers

Discover how to become an ISBA speaker or author.


Nominate a deserving person for one of our many awards.

Judicial Advisory Polls

Illinois lawyers may request a ballot to rate judicial candidates.

Give Back

Give back to the legal profession and your community.

Become a Mentor

The ISBA proudly supports mentoring and acknowledges the value of having experienced lawyers provide professional guidance and share practical knowledge with new lawyers.

Pro Bono

Participate in pro bono activities and give back to the community.


Find out about the different opportunities available for you to volunteer your time.


Give back to the profession by supporting the programs of the Illinois Bar Foundation or our Illinois Lawyers' Political Action Committee.