Application for Rural Practice Fellows

We recommend composing your answers to the longer questions in a separate document for backup in case there is a problem submitting the form.

In addition to filling out the form, you will need to provide the following to complete your application:

  • Resume or CV
  • Law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
  • A sample of your legal writing, which may be no more than 10 pages

Please email those documents to

The ISBA is dedicated to the aims of diversity and strongly encourages applications from persons of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and other members of historically disadvantaged groups.

Deadline for applications is February 4, 2022.

Contact Information
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Below is a list of rural counties in Illinois eligible to receive placements as part of the Illinois State Bar Association Rural Practice Fellowship Program.
Professional References
Please list two professional references, including contact information. Please note that if you are applying for a full-time associate position and are currently employed in a legal position, at least one of the references must be from your current employer.
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Optional Demographic Information
The following are optional questions. This information is only requested to assist us in meeting our goal to have a more diverse and inclusive program.
I understand that I am not guaranteed a placement as a summer clerk, or as a permanent associate, and that the ISBA’s Special Committee on the Rural Practice Initiative expects that firms will make offers to summer clerks by March 18, 2022, and to permanent associates by April 1, 2022. I understand that if accepted into the program, I will use good faith efforts to respond to any offer I receive expeditiously.