News & Publications

From case digests to legal analysis to breaking news, from books to blog posts, ISBA publications help you practice smarter and stay abreast of the law and the legal community. Better yet, most are free to ISBA members.

Illinois Bar Journal

Chief Justice Mary Ann Theis, sentencing patterns among Cook County judges, several ISBA sections reflect on the past year and look ahead to 2023, and more.

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  • Illinois Lawyer Now

    Illinois Lawyer Now is the ISBA’s blog aggregation site that hosts original ISBA substantive legal news and content from ISBA members’ blogs. The Illinois Lawyer Now Digest is sent to ISBA members every other Thursday, alternating with The Bar News e-newsletter.

  • E-Clips

    Emailed daily or weekly to members, E-Clips contains Illinois and Seventh Circuit case digests with links to the full text slip opinions, links to law-related news stories, pending legislation, and upcoming CLE.

  • 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.

The Bar News


Family Law ToolkitFamily Law Toolkit: 2022 Edition

The new Family Law Toolkit is a quick reference guide that includes relevant statutes, caselaw, and supreme court rules. In clear, easy-to-follow terms, it walks you through the calculation of support and maintenance, education expenses, the equitable division of property, parentage issues, attorney fees, and so much more. It even includes a handy three-year calendar to reference. You’ll want a copy on your bookshelf, as well as in your briefcase.

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