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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.   

Ask A Lawyer Day

The public are invited to call in with legal questions on Saturday April 30 to speak with a Will County Attorney free of charge. Calls will be accepted that day only from 9:00 a. m. until noon at 815-725-4545. The Illinois State Bar will also be accepting calls that day to assist Will County as well as residents with legal questions for other counties at 800-252-8908. The WCBA sincerely thanks RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals in Shorewood for the use of their office and phone lines to take calls from the public that day.

GAL Last Thursday Series

The series continues on Thursday April 28, 2016 at noon at the WCBA office with Mikal Stole presenting on New Rules and GAL’s 1 general hour of CLE. Seating is very limited, so any member that did not attend the February presentation must register by contacting Sheila at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 815-726-0383. The next presentation is May 26 with Mary Helen Reyna presenting on domestic violence and undocumented persons.

Real Estate Committee Seminar

All members are invited to attend the CLE seminar on Wednesday June 8, 2016. Check in begins at 8:30, with the morning session running 9:00-noon. After lunch on their own, attendees are invited back for the afternoon session from 1:15-4:15 for 6 general CLE credits. Being held in the Gathering Room on the Henry Estate, 15 S. Richards St. in Joliet, 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.

Golf outing

The annual outing is June 17, 2016 at Green Garden Country Club. Check in begins at 11:00, lunch is served at noon with a 1:00 shotgun start. Dinner consisting of BBQ Ribs and Chicken Buffet will follow at approximately 5:30. All payments are required by May 29, 2016. Registration form for golf and dinner can be found here.

Golf outing sponsorship

The outing is a great opportunity for firms, companies, services and those running for elected office to advertise to the WCBA membership. Information regarding sponsoring can be found here.

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