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Were you admitted to the Illinois bar before October 2020 (or only admitted outside of Illinois)?
Membership is open to all attorneys licensed in the United States
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- Download AutoPay form Break up your payments into easily affordable increments and save yourself the hassle of responding to yearly dues statements.
Qualifying attorneys joining after January 1 will be automatically prorated at half the dues rate, and will receive 7.5 hours of Free On-Demand CLE. You can choose to receive the full 15 hours of Free On-Demand CLE available by contacting the ISBA to pay the full dues rate.
Firm Billing Plans
Email Ann Boucher or call (217) 525-1760 or (800) 252-8908.
The bar membership year runs July 1 through June 30.
1st year after admission to the Bar in Illinois Free 2nd and 3rd year after admission to any Bar $75 4th and 5th year after admission to any Bar $125 6th–8th year after admission to any Bar $200 9th–10th year after admission to any Bar $250 11+ years after admission to any Bar $380 Retired Member* $50 Inactive Member* $55 Nonresident $99
*Retired/Inactive status requires Retired/Inactive Status with ARDC.
If you are newly admitted, you do not need to join. You were automatically enrolled for a complimentary membership when you were sworn into the Illinois Bar.
Please click the button below to select two free section memberships as well as provide us with your email and other information to serve you better. Once your information is processed we will email you your login credentials.
Email Member Services or call 217-525-1760 or 800-252-8908 with any additional questions.
Law Students are eligible for a free electronic membership.
As a Law School Graduate certified under Supreme Court Rule 711(g), you are allowed a complimentary membership into the Illinois Bar. Please submit this form to provide us with your current information so you can start receiving all of your benefits.
Non-lawyers who are qualified through education, training, or work experience, may become Associate members. Sponsorship by an active lawyer member required.
Dues are $99 per year.