Member Groups

Member Groups offer ISBA members the opportunity to network with other lawyers who share a common interest and provides up-to-date information on developments in the law and a voice in the programs of the ISBA.


ISBA members have the opportunity to join Sections that each focus on a substantive area of law, or help with the the business of law.

Young Lawyers Division

The Young Lawyers Division is free to all members under the age of 36 on the first day of the new fiscal year or members who have been admitted to practice less than five years.

Law Students

Law students membership is free for up to four years of law school (the membership year runs September to August) and comes with an automatic membership in the Young Lawyers Division and up to four more free section memberships. Law students may opt for a special rate of $12 per year to have print publications mailed to them.


ISBA Standing Committees are authorized by the ISBA Board of Governors or the Assembly, and members of most committees are appointed by the ISBA President.


If you’re an ISBA member, you’re encouraged to nominate yourself or a fellow member for council or committee service.

ISBA Central Communities

All ISBA members are eligible to join ISBA Central communities where let you pose questions to and share information with lawyers from Chicago to Cairo.