The ISBA Member Mark can be used by ISBA active lawyer members* who have completed the ISBA Member Mark License Agreement process.
*Active Member must: (a) be a member of ISBA who is current on dues payments; (b) must meet the definition of Active Member under the ISBA by-laws. Active Member is defined by ISBA bylaws, Sec. 1.1, as “consisting of members of the legal profession licensed to practice or under an Order of Suspension in effect not in excess of 12 months, who either reside or practice in the State of Illinois.”
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The ISBA Member Firm Mark may be used by law firms under the same terms and conditions as the ISBA Member Mark upon certification by the firm that all lawyers in the firm are active members of the ISBA. A firm representative may complete the ISBA Member Firm Mark Certification on behalf of the entire firm.
Subject to and in compliance with the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, the ISBA Member Mark may only appear on the following:
Though members are not allowed to use the ISBA Member Mark on other goods (shirts, mugs, pens, or calendars), the ISBA plans to make these and other items available to members for purchase on the ISBA online store at a later date.
No, the ISBA Member Mark is not available for use to advertise non-legal services. (Example: a lawyer-accountant could not use the Mark to advertise accounting services.) The ISBA Member Mark also may not be used in any political campaign whatsoever.
Active members who have completed the license agreement process will be provided with jpeg and EPS files of the ISBA Member Mark. Conditions for use are the following:
If you are an ISBA active member (as outlined above), please log in to access the ISBA Member Mark License Agreement.
You will need to complete the agreement and submit it to the ISBA either by fax (217.525-0420) or by mail (Illinois State Bar Association, c/o Ann Boucher, 424 South Second Street, Springfield, IL 62701-1779.) Please note: You must include your e-mail address in the agreement (if not already on file) so that we can send you confirmation and the files.
Once we have received and processed your agreement, you will be sent an e-mail containing the counter-signed agreement along with access to the jpeg and EPS files containing the ISBA Member Mark.
Yes. Failure to pay ISBA dues, loss of active member status, or misuse of the ISBA Member Mark terminates this license.
For more information, please contact Ann Boucher at 800.252.8908.