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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.   

Ethics Seminar

All WCBA members are invited to attend a free 4 hour CLE seminar on Monday October 13. Check in begins at 8:30, with the seminar running from 9:00 am until 1:20 pm in the Victorian Ballroom on the Jacob Henry Estate, 15 S. Richards Street in Joliet.  Professional responsibility credits are being applied for. This “Ethics in Today’s World” includes a presentation on social media and the law; and a panel discussion, with audience participation, on ethical scenarios all attorneys face. Register today by contacting Sheila at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 815-726-0383.

Judicial Candidates Forum

The WCBA will sponsor a candidate’s forum for the candidates in the First and Second SubCircuit in the 12th Judicial Circuit.  Each of the 6 candidates are invited to present for 5-7 minutes to members of the WCBA along with the public on Tuesday October 21, 2014 beginning at 5:30 at the Black Road branch of the Joliet Public Library.  Candidates participating will be announced as they are confirmed.

Save the Date

The annual Red Mass will be held Sunday October 26, 2014 at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus in Joliet at 11:00 a.m.  Further information will be announced in the upcoming months.

IL Rules of Evidence

Effective Jan. 1, 2011 

Court Rules

Will County Local Court Rules, 12th Judicial Court, revised as of August 1, 2013 version 9. To read the full court rules, Click Here...