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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.   

October Seminar

All WCBA members are invited to attend the first seminar of this member year on Thursday Oct. 15. Presentations include Mary Egan and Attorney Purvi Shah from Rosecrance “Ethics in Behavioral Health and the Law”; Attorney Scott Kozloz from the ARDC “Recent Developments in Ethics and the Unauthorized Practice of Law”; Attorney David O’Connor “Protecting Your Law License: A Practioners View”; and the seminar will end with three judges from the 12th judicial circuit presenting “Ethics in the Law from a Judge’s View”. We have applied for permission to issue 4 hours of Professional Responsibility credit.

This will be held in the Gathering Room on the Jacob Henry Estate, 15 S. Richards Street in Joliet. Check in begins at 12:30, with the seminar running from 12:55 until 5:20. This is a wonderful benefit of membership, so make sure your dues are current and register today. Contact Sheila at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 815-726-0383 to reserve your seat.

Red Mass

The Annual Red Mass will be held Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Cathedral of St. Raymond, 604 N. Raynor Av. in Joliet. The Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon, Bishop of Joliet, will celebrate the Mass. A breakfast buffet catered by Ali Tucker Artistic Entertaining will follow in the Church commons at a cost of $11.00 per adult and $6 per child 10 years old and younger. Please mail payments for the breakfast to the WCBA office 167 N. Ottawa St. Ste 200 Joliet, IL 60432 by October 23.

Save the Date

The annual WCBA Holiday Party will be held Thursday, December 3, 2015 at Syl’s Restaurant in Rockdale. Cash bar will open at 5:00 with the buffet beginning at 5:45. More details, including cost, will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

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