For the Public

The Illinois State Bar Association is a not-for-profit, voluntary-membership association, composed of 28,000 lawyer members.

In addition to providing professional services for lawyers, the Association strives to inform the public about their rights and responsibilities under the law, about the qualifications of candidates for judicial office, about the availability of legal services in all parts of the state, and other useful information for the public.

Need Legal Help?

Visit IllinoisLawyerFinder to search our new lawyer directory by practice area and location or learn how to get a lawyer referral over the phone.

Legal Information

Find information about common legal issues about your home, finances, family, and more.

Judicial Evaluations

Click on your county to see ratings of judicial candidates on your ballot. Be informed before you vote!

Civics Education

Our Law Related Education Resources provides teachers with valuable tools and information for their classrooms like:

  • Illinois Law and Leadership Institute;
  • High School Mock Trials;
  • Lesson Plans and Activities;
  • and more.

For Reporters

Visit our Newscenter for:

  • Information about the ISBA and the Illinois Bar Foundation
  • Information about the Law and,
  • Assistance with arranging interviews with ISBA member lawyers