New Admittee Membership
Our mission is to help our members practice more affordably and effectively by providing money and time-saving services. Included with your complimentary ISBA membership are the following:
Enough to satisfy your 15-hour Illinois Supreme Court* newly admitted attorney MCLE requirement, including a 6-hour Basic Skills course and/or mentoring program. (*Rule 793) Thereafter, we will continue to provide you with 15 hours of free online MCLE every year, enough to meet the Illinois Supreme Court MCLE Requirement over a 2-year period. Benefit sponsored by ISBA Mutual Insurance Company
Free Online Legal Research
Unlimited access to the Fastcase Premium-Plan Library, including a 50-state and federal caselaw database, including bankruptcy cases, and Illinois cases dating back to the early 1800's.
Benefit sponsored by ISBA Mutual Insurance Company
An approved partner in the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism's Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program, we can pair you up with an experienced mentor who will provide guidance in your first years of practice.
Daily Case Digests
The latest case digests of Illinois Supreme, Appellate and Seventh Circuit court are sent daily via E-Clips, our e-bulletin, along with legal news and legislative updates. (Email address required.)
Search for jobs, submit a confidential resume, and receive Job Alerts via the Career Center. Find new clients through our Illinois Lawyer Finder lawyer referral service.
Law Practice Management & Technology Assistance
Search our repository of online content via the Practice Resources Center. Receive personal ethics assistance through the Ethics InfoLine or search our database of Ethics Opinions. Learn how to start, buy or market a law practice at the Solo & Small Firm Conference. Access discounts on practice-oriented technology – like practice management software, cloud backup, web design/hosting and credit card processing – via Practice Tech Resources. Get peer-to-peer assistance through e-discussion groups. Access members-only malpractice insurance through Illinois Mutual Insurance Company. Use the ISBA Member Mark on your business cards, website and more.
Substantive Law & Legal News Publications
Monthly delivery of our award-winning periodical the Illinois Bar Journal, quarterly delivery of Illinois Lawyer Now Quarterly; and weekly delivery of Illinois Lawyer Now Weekly.
Membership in the Young Lawyers Division and Other Sections
Automatic enrollment in this group that serves as a resource for young lawyers practicing in Illinois to develop, enhance and foster a balanced professional life. Quarterly delivery of the YLD newsletter included. Choose 2 additional substantive law sections to join for free as well.
Additional Information to Get You Started
New Admittee CLE Requirement
Learn more about your Illinois Supreme Court newly admitted attorney CLE requirements and find out about the free ISBA programs to help you fulfill this requirement, by visiting our CLE New Admittees page.
Member Benefits & Marketplace Discounts
Learn more about all of the ISBA Member Benefits and Marketplace Discounts available to you. Hear from fellow ISBA members – in their own words – about their favorite benefits on Twitter at #isbabenefits.
Young Lawyers Division
Visit the YLD page to learn about upcoming education and networking opportunities.
Career & Practice Assistance
Look for jobs, sign up for our lawyer referral service, learn more about our mentoring program and access our Practice Resource center on our Career Resource Center page.
New Admittees Welcome Folder
Download the New Admittee Welcome Folder
If you have any questions regarding ISBA membership please contact our Membership Services Coordinator, Ann Boucher, at 800.252.8908 or firstname.lastname@example.org.