Membership

Membership Benefits

Members always receive the best value for the best price. Meetings, CLE programs, and publications are always discounted for members and some services, including free online legal research through Fastcase, are only available to our members.

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News & Publications

E-Clips

Emailed daily to ISBA members, E-Clips includes summaries and links to new cases, law-related news stories from Illinois newspapers, pending legislation, and selections from the ISBA CLE calendar.

ISBA Case Digests

An archive containing professionally written Illinois supreme and appellate and federal seventh circuit case digests.

Section Newsletters

ISBA Section Newsletters are peer-written and packed with timely, practice-oriented information. They are free to section members.

Illinois Bar Journal

The ISBA's award-winning monthly magazine is mailed to members and is also available to members online.

The Bar News

Our blog is updated several times daily with association news, photo galleries, and more. The Bar News e-newsletter features posts from the past two weeks and is emailed every other Thursday.

Client Brochures

Brochures and pamphlets to provide to your clients regarding basic legal information. Sold at a discount to members.


Continuing Legal Education

Free On-Demand CLE

Fifteen hours per bar year of Free On-Demand CLE. Access our entire on-demand library to fulfill all your MCLE requirements.

Basic Skills

Take advantage of ISBA's Free On-Demand CLE to help satisfy MCLE requirements for your first year of admittance with ISBA's outstanding Basic Skills Course, which is designed to equip you with the information you need as a new Illinois attorney.

Upcoming CLE

CLE that is presented live in person in Chicago and throughout the state, and online. Members receive a discount on the regular pricing.

Solo and Small Firm Conference

The ISBA provides a premier, two-day conference directed at solo and small firm practitioners in Illinois.


Practice & Career

Fastcase

Free online legal research. ISBA members get complimentary access to the full Fastcase Premium-Plan Library (a value of $995/year), which includes unlimited free access to a comprehensive 50-state and federal caselaw and statutes database.

IllinoisLawyerFinder

ISBA members get a free profile in our online, public member directory, which helps you get found by potential clients.

Ethics Information

Call our ISBA Ethics Infoline for personal guidance from a qualified ISBA attorney or access our ISBA Advisory Opinions on Professional Conduct online.

Career Center

Search for a job by position, years of experience, areas of law, relocation, and more, or upload your resume so employers can find you. Bimonthly delivery of job opportunities to your inbox via our Job Alert email.

Practice HQ

Your one-stop shop for practice management and technology resources, including whitepapers, checklists, recommendations, and vendor discounts. 

IllinoisBarDocs

The ISBA's low-cost, fully-automated document assembly system built around a library of Illinois-specific legal forms.

Expert Directory

A directory of professional experts to use in your next case.

Discounts

Discounts on ISBA products and outside vendors providing practice-related services/products, insurance, financial services, and more.


Groups & Participation

ISBA Central

Connect with other ISBA members via our online community platform. Pose questions, share information, and seek out colleagues for referring cases.

Mentoring Program

The ISBA provides an Illinois Supreme Court-approved lawyer-to-lawyer mentoring program.

ISBA Sections

The ISBA has over 40 substantive law/practice setting sections that members can join for $30 per year. Section members receive the section's newsletter, access to the section's online community on ISBA Central, and discounts on CLE.

ISBA Committees

The ISBA has over 30 committees that are authorized by the ISBA Board of Governors or the Assembly, and members of most committees are appointed by the ISBA President.


Additional Benefits

ISBA Member Mark

Use the Mark on your business cards, letterhead, website, and more to denote ISBA Membership.

Malpractice Insurance

Access to members-only professional liability plans through ISBA Mutual Insurance Company.

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