All Member 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.

ISBA Member Benefits Save You Time, Money & Reduce Your Stress. For more information, call 217-525-1760 or 800-252-8908 toll free in Illinois.

News & Publications

  • E-Clips

    Emailed daily, E-Clips includes summaries of new cases, legal news from Illinois newspapers, pending legislation, and selections from the ISBA CLE calendar.

  • Illinois Lawyer Now

    The ISBA’s blog aggregation site hosts ISBA substantive legal news and content from ISBA members’ blogs. The Illinois Lawyer Now Digest is sent to ISBA members every other Thursday.

  • Illinois Bar Journal

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

  • The Bar News

    ISBA blog includes association news, photo galleries, and more. The Bar News e-newsletter features posts from the past two weeks and is emailed every other Thursday.

  • Section Newsletters

    ISBA Section Newsletters are peer-written and packed with timely, practice-oriented information. They are free to Section members, but you must be a member of the Section to get them.


Continuing Legal Education

  • 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.


Practice & Career

  • Fastcase

    Free online legal research. ISBA members get complimentary access to the full Fastcase Premium-Plan Library (a value of $995/year. Sponsored by ISBA Mutual

  • Illinois Lawyer Finder

    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.

  • Malpractice Insurance

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

  • ISBA Case Digests

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

  • Career Center

    Search for a job 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.

  • ISBA Member Mark

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

  • Client Brochures

    Provide basic legal information to your clients and help market your practice with our Consumer Legal Guide pamphlets and booklets.

  • Member Discounts

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

  • Chicago Office Space

    The Chicago Office has a wide vary of private office space and board rooms for members to use on a day to day basis. This benefit is free to members. To reserve space, please call in advance.


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.

  • ISBA Sections

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

  • Mentoring Program

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

  • Become a Leader

    Looking for a chance to lead? To grow? To make a difference in the Illinois State Bar Association and the legal profession? Find out more about the opportunities at the ISBA.

  • Authors & Speakers

    Writing for ISBA publications or speaking at our CLE programs are a great way for members to become known as recognized leaders in the legal profession and earn MCLE credit.


Advocacy

  • Advocacy for the Profession

    The ISBA advocates for the profession via legislative lobbying, filing amicus curiae briefs, commenting on court and administrative agency rulemaking, and protecting the public from UPL, among other efforts.

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