Call the WCBA: (815) 726-0383

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.   


Wednesday, December 13th from 10:00 AM to 12 Noon is the absolute last chance to get your photo taken. Call Debbie at 815.726.0383 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get your appointment.


Will County Circuit Clerk Andrea Lynn Chasteen invites the legal community to an Odyssey eFileIL training seminar on Friday, December 8th from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago Street, Joliet (2nd Floor County Board Room).

Tyler Technologies, the vendor chosen by the Illinois Supreme Court to create the state’s E-File Manager, Odyssey eFileIL, will be on hand to demonstrate the state’s e-filing portal. After the demo, representatives from Tyler as well as the Circuit Clerk’s Office will be available to answer questions related to e-filing in anticipation of the mandatory electronic filing date of January 1, 2018 for all civil case types. Will County Bar Association members can receive 1.0 hour of CLE credit for their attendance.

Please contact the Will County Bar Association at 815-726-0383 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your spot. Pre- registration is required and space is limited.


Make plans to attend the Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Joliet Union Station, 50 East Jefferson St, Joliet, IL. Cost: $35.00 a person. Cash Bar. RSVP Now (so we have enough appetizers) to Debbie at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 815.726.0383.

Wanted: Will County Courthouse and Legal Memorabilia

Do you have Will County legal memorabilia that you would like to donate to the new Will County courthouse? The chief judge would like to prominently display Will County legal memorabilia in the future new Will County courthouse. Anyone interested in donating Will County legal memorabilia to the new courthouse should contact Debbie at the WCBA at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Attorney's Lounge

Lawyers in the main courthouse are encouraged to use the attorney's lounge. All attorneys are welcome to stop by the lounge on the fourth floor of the main courthouse, adjacent to the law library, with coffee available for purchase all day and space to relax or work.


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