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Welcome to WCBA

Welcome to the Will County Bar Association's website.  The WCBA is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to serving and supporting the legal community. The WCBA is committed to providing education, professional development, and service programs for its 500+ members, the legal profession as well as the local community.   

WCBA Objectives  

  • To maintain the honor and dignity of the profession of law
  • To promote an understanding of the law and its application in the community
  • To advance the due administration of justice
  • To support the ability of the Bar to provide for public service   

The WCBA also assists the local community and greater Chicago area through an active Lawyer Referral Service and backs the legal aid program encouraging its members to provide Pro Bono services for those in need.  Click here to request a Lawyer Referral.

The Will County Bar Association is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the Association’s members and maintains a professional staff committed to the ongoing support of the association and its members.   

Annual Holiday Party

Wednesday Dec. 7, 2016
5:00 Cash bar and heavy hor d’oeuvres
Syl’s Restaurant, 829 Moen Av. in Rockdale
$35 per attendee ($5 donated to Daybreak Center)
RSVP: Payments due by 12/1 to
      167 N. Ottawa St. Ste. 200
      Joliet, IL 60432

Mentoring Program

The WCBA is offering the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program beginning in January. Mentors and mentees, upon successfully completing the yearlong program, earn 6 professional responsibility CLE credits. Additional information, including requirements for participation and applications, may be found at All applications are requested no later than December 15, 2016. A mandatory orientation program will be held Thursday January 12, 2017 at the WCBA office beginning at noon.

Spring Seminars

Civil Committee              Spring 2017
Criminal Committee        afternoon of March 10, 2017
Probate Committee         afternoon of April 26, 2017
Family Committee           tentatively May 18, 2017
Real Estate                     all day June 14, 2017


Court Rules

Will County Local Rules, 12th Judicial Court, revised as of July 1, 2016 version 12. To read the full court rules, Click Here...

IL Rules of Evidence

Effective Jan. 1, 2011 

WCBA By Laws

The WCBA By-Laws were approved for updating on July 15, 2015. To read the By-Laws, click here