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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.   

Bylaws Update

As announced in August, the Board of Directors has been working on amending the Association Bylaws, and solicited suggestions from the membership for that purpose. The Board has now completed the project and recommends the attached final version for approval by the voting membership. In order to ratify the changes, the current bylaws require 2/3 approval of all voting members at a special meeting, which will take place on Thursday January 8, 2015 at the WCBA office, 167 N. Ottawa St. Ste. 200 in Joliet from 11:30-1:00. The voting members are all those who pay dues; any members past the age of 70 who are no longer required to pay dues; and those licensed less than one year who also do not pay dues.

The Board asks all members to consider voting via proxy by granting their vote to the Board of Directors. In order to simplify voting, you can cast your vote via our electronic form here or by clicking here for a printable proxy ballot. If you do not vote by proxy, please attend the special meeting on Jan. 8, 2015 to cast your ballot. All proxies are no later than December 31, 2014

State of the Courthouse Luncheon

Please join us in welcoming Chief Judge Richard Schoenstedt as he presents the State of the Courthouse address on Wednesday January 14, 2015. Being held in the Victorian Ballroom on the Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, 15 South Richards Street in Joliet, check in at begins at 11:30 with lunch being served at 11:45. The menu includes salad; champagne chicken; steamed vegetables; rolls and dessert with coffee or tea. The price per attendee is $19.50. To expedite check in and service of lunch, please drop off or mail in your check by January 9, 2015 to:

167 N. Ottawa St. Ste. 200
Joliet, IL 60432

Will County Bar Association Office

The office will be closed beginning December 24, reopening Friday January 2, 2015.


IL Rules of Evidence

Effective Jan. 1, 2011 

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...