The Illinois Bar Journal, our award-winning monthly magazine, is free online to ISBA members.

Current Issue

Introducing the ISBA’s new online Firm for Sale service, medical malpractice and admitting medical expenses at trial, deepfakes and the law, and more.

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Read IBJ on Your iPad

You have two great options.

1) If you have an Internet connection, the web version looks great, is a breeze to navigate, links to citations in Fastcase and other resources, and lets you browse articles back to November 1998 by subject, author, and title. You can even add the IBJ icon to your tablet's or phone's homescreen for this page and have handy access to the latest issue and other features.

2) If you're going to be offline, the PDF version preserves the look and layout of the magazine (if use the Books app and you be able to access the clickable bookmarks to article and columns).

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Send us a short (500-words or fewer) letter to the editor. ISBA members can also add their comments to specific articles in the online version of the Journal and view the comments of other members.

Write for the Journal

Annual Lincoln Award Writing Contest

Sponsored by and for lawyer members of the Young Lawyers Division. Past winning articles can be found in the February issues of the Illinois Bar Journal. Find out more about the Lincoln Award Writing Contest.

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Copies of Journal articles are available free of charge for ISBA members. Copies of Journal articles are available for $7.50 each for non-lawyers and out-of-state lawyers. To order Journal articles, contact Member Services at or by calling 800-252-8908. Sorry, since the Journal is a members-only benefit, we do not sell articles to nonmember Illinois lawyers.