Practice Tools

Electronic research, job and referral-directory listings, ethics advice, online discussion groups, links to (mostly free) web-based resources -- so much that's essential to every lawyer's career and practice is available at no extra charge or for a discounted rate to ISBA members.


Free access to primary law in all 50 states for ISBA members! Login into Fastcase.

Practice HQ

New Member Benefit! Practice HQ is your one-stop shop for practice management and technology resources divided into 5 areas – Open a Firm, Build, Manage, Protect and Wind Down. Here you’ll find training videos, whitepapers, checklists, CLE programs, articles, ethics information and products/services information (discounts and comparison chart). Log in to access this members-only content.


IllinoisLawyerFinder, ISBA’s consumer-facing online member directory, is available to the public. Find out how to activate your profile.

Lawyer Referral Service

Sign up for a basic (free) or premium ($50 per year) listing to get phone referrals from the ISBA.


IllinoisBarDocs is the ISBA's fully automated document assembly system that is built around a library of Illinois-specific legal forms. It is available on the HotDocs Market, which is a new ecommerce website where bar associations and other legal publishers make forms available to lawyers.
We also have miscellaneous free legal forms on our Form page.

ISBA Mutual Insurance Company

Members are invited to participate in a members-only malpractice insurance plan provided by ISBA Mutual Insurance Company ISBA Mutual, formed through the efforts of Illinois lawyers, specializes in lawyer's malpractice insurance written specifically and exclusively for the needs of Illinois attorneys.


ISBA Central Communities

All ISBA members are eligible to join ISBA Central communities where let you pose questions to and share information with lawyers from Chicago to Cairo.


Visit our Ethics page for ISBA Advisory Opinions on Professional Conduct and information about the ISBA Ethics Infoline.

Unauthorized Practice of Law

ISBA members may refer any incidence of unauthorized practice of law to ISBA headquarters. Task Force on Unauthorized Practice of Law investigates and, where necessary, takes appropriate action to terminate such activities.

Expert Directory

Find the expert witness or service provider you need in our Expert Directory.


The ISBA produces a number of different videos for lawyers including legislative updates, tech tips, and more, as well as videos for the public. Visit our Videos page to see them all.


Visit our Links section for access to information on the web about practice management, state and federal resources, legislative information, and information by practice area.

Career Center

A powerful online service, the Career Center allows members to search for a job by position, years of experience, areas of law, relocation and more. Participants submit a confidential resume online and remain completely anonymous to prospective employers until they've chosen to release their personal information.