New Lawyers

Welcome new lawyers!

Did you know…

  • Newly-admitted attorneys receive a complimentary ISBA membership
  • In addition to all the benefits ISBA members receive, newly admitted attorneys receive free membership to the Young Lawyers Section, two section memberships (more than 40 sections to choose from), a free Basic Skills on-demand program and a reduced registration fee of only $25 for most CLE programs.

Find out more about your benefits

Practice and Career

Job Opportunities

Career Center

Visit our Career Center for employment opportunities, to upload your resume and have it reviewed, get tips about interviewing, and more.


The ISBA proudly supports mentoring and acknowledges the value of having experienced lawyers provide professional guidance and share practical knowledge with new lawyers during the critical transition from law student to legal practitioner.

Rural Practice Associate Fellows Program

The Rural Practice Associate Fellows Program places graduating law students and new attorneys as permanent associates with rural practitioners.

Illinois Legal Profession Entities

Get to know the various players in the Illinois legal profession, from regulatory entities to support organizations.

CLE and Events

Newly Admitted Attorneys: Satisfy your Illinois Basic Skills MCLE requirement with this complimentary program!

Register Now for Basic Skills - ISBA's Program for Newly Admitted Attorneys

CLE Programs for New Lawyers

The ISBA has many CLE programs of interest to new lawyers, including the exclusive Practice Ready series and the ISBA Basic Skills course. We offer a robust catalog of Free On-Demand CLE and new lawyers can also attend most  programs for only $25!

MCLE Requirements and Deadlines

Newly admitted attorneys have special requirements for your first year of admittance. The ISBA can help you meet those requirements for free! See your options and deadlines to fulfill those requirements.

Upcoming Events

View the ISBA Calendar

News and Publications

Illinois Rules of Evidence Package

Illinois Rules of Evidence Package

The 2024 editions of the ISBA's best-selling evidence guides are fully updated and now available. No attorney should be without Gino L. DiVito's authoritative, color-coded reference guide or our pocket-sized edition, which both contain the complete rules plus commentary. These publications are perfect for depositions, court appearances, or anywhere else where you need a quick reference.

Visit the ISBA Bookstore

Groups and Participation

Young Lawyers Division

The ISBA Young Lawyers Division serves as a resource for young lawyers practicing in Illinois to develop, enhance, and foster a balanced professional life. It consists of all ISBA members under age 37 and members admitted to practice under 7 years.

Young Lawyer of the Year Award

Each spring the Young Lawyers Division recognizes two outstanding young lawyers – one practicing outside Cook County and one within.

Annual Lincoln Award Legal Writing Contest

Sponsored by and for lawyer members of the Young Lawyers Division. Past winning articles can be found in the February issues of the Illinois Bar Journal. Find out more about the Lincoln Award Writing Contest.