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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.   

Annual Golf Outing

The WCBA would like to thank all the sponsors who made our annual golf outing a great success, as well as the golfers who attended, and the courteous staff working at the The Links at Carillon on June 6, 2014. Beer Cart sponsors were Tyson Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram; and Maserati of Naperville and Fiat of Naperville. Tee sponsors included: Judge Dinah Archambeault, WCBA Board Member; Law Office of Jeff Tomczak; Friends of Dan Rippy; ABSOLUT; The Glenlivet; McNamara Phelan McSteen LLC; Michael Scroggins Financial; Fidelity National Title Insurance Company; Attorneys’ Title Guaranty; First American Title Co.; Alps Property Management Inc.; Protexure Lawyers; Daniel L. Kennedy; Will County Democratic Central Committee; and George E. Rydman & Associates, who also contributed to the outing gift. Raffle prizes were donated by WCBA member Paul Boetto; The Law Firm of Jeff Tomczak and Dan Rippy for Judge; Pernod Ricard and Bob Campbell Photography. We would also like to thank all the staff at The Links at Carillon and the Links Grille for a great day.

Board of Director Election 

This year many nominations and applications were received by the Nominating Committee to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Board of Directors. The committee reviewed all applicants carefully. The board of directors selected Tom Manzella for the Board of Director vacancy as of July 1, 2014. A voice vote was held at the annual membership meeting following the golf outing. The next board of directors meeting will be held Wednesday July 16, 2014 at noon.

Board of Directors 

We are pleased to announce the Board of Directors for 2014-2015.

President:  Thomas P. Polacek
1st Vice President:  Hon. Cory D. Lund
2nd Vice President:  Hon. Dinah L. Archambeault
Secretary/Treasurer:  Sean D. Brady
Directors:  Christian G. Spesia; Erin W. O’ Sullivan; Donald W. DeWilkins, Robert W. Bodach  and newly selected director Thomas J. Manzella, Jr.
Immediate Past President:  Scott Pyles

A voice vote confirmed these changes at the annual golf outing held June 6, 2014.

Membership Renewal 

All WCBA dues expire on June 30, 2014 so now is the time to renew for the Will County Bar Association 2014-2015 membership year. Please click here to visit our membership page, listing renewal information, the lawyer referral service, as well as other membership opportunities. 

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...