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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.   

Holiday Party

Please mail in your payment this week to WCBA 167 N. Ottawa St. Ste 200 Joliet, IL 60432 for the annual WCBA Holiday Party. Being held Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 at Syl’s Restaurant in Rockdale the cocktail party begins with the cash bar opening at 5:00 and hors d’oeuvres being served at 5:45. Cost is $30 per person, however with a donation of a bag or two of canned goods to be donated to a local food pantry the cost is only $25 per person. In order to plan for the proper amount of food we ask all to please mail in your payment and then bring your bags of food to the party

Save the Date

The State of the Courthouse luncheon will be held Wednesday Jan. 20, 2016 in the Victorian Ballroom on the Jacob Henry Estate.  The meal will include Chicken Cordon Bleu with a potato and vegetable.  Cost is $25.00 per person and payment is requested no later than Jan. 11, 2016.

Probate Committee

The committee will meet on Monday Dec. 14 at the Law Office of Mahoney, Silverman & Cross LLC beginning at 4:30. The next meeting will be on Monday Jan. 11, 2016.

Real Estate Committee

The committee will not meet in December but will resume monthly meetings on Jan. 25, 2016.

GAL Last Thursday Series

This continues on Thursday Jan. 28, 2016 at noon at the WCBA office with Pat Flynn presenting on Domestic Violence for 1 general hour of CLE.  Any members who did not attend the November meeting but are interested in attending must register with Sheila, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., due to space constraints.  No meeting will be held in December.

Court Rules

Will County Local Court Rules, 12th Judicial Court, revised as of October 29, 2014 version 10. To read the full court rules, Click Here...

IL Rules of Evidence

Effective Jan. 1, 2011 

WCBA By Laws

At a vote taking place at the Board of Directors meeting on July 15, 2015, the previously proposed changes to WCBA By Laws were approved. The current WCBA By Laws may be found here