The ISBA is governed and administered by an elected president, a 27-member Board of Governors, and a 203-member Assembly.
- President - The Association’s principle executive officer and is responsible for directing and supervising the Association’s activities.
- Officers and Board - The Board of Governors is the administrative and managing body vested with authority to conduct the Association’s business. It typically meets four times a year.
- Assembly - The Assembly is the supreme governing body of the Association and meets twice a year. The Assembly has authority to establish and amend bylaws and policies, approves and reviews legislative and rulemaking efforts, and adopts budgets.
- Past Presidents
- Election Information
Section Councils and Committees
Much of the Association’s work on behalf of its members is carried out by its 41 substantive law section councils and numerous working committees. These groups provide practice area information, continuing legal education, and forums for professional discussion. These groups also have the benefit of serving as an incubator for ISBA involvement and leadership.
- Section Council Rosters
- Section Council and Committee Resources
- Section Council and Committee Self-nominations
Governing Documents and Policies
The Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) is organized under Illinois’ Not for Profit Corporation Act and it is a 501(c)(6) tax exempt organization. As a complex organization, the ISBA acts and operates in accordance with a number of formal documents such as bylaws and polices. These bylaws and policies touch subjects like dues, membership rights, elections, and overall organizational structure.
- Association Bylaws
- Bylaw Implementing Resolutions
- Association Structure, Policies, and Procedures
- Policy and Procedures on Association Elections
- Assembly Rules of Procedure
- Business Meeting Reimbursement Policy
- Policy on Election of ISBA Delegates to the ABA House of Delegates
- Illinois State Bar Association Model Environmental Policy
- Policy on Participation as Amicus Curiae
- Policy on Dissemination of Information about Governance Issues
- Association Code of Conduct
The ISBA has important relationships with other legal related entities in order to provide comprehensive services to the membership and entire Illinois legal profession.