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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.   

Family Law Committee seminar

All WCBA members are invited to attend this 3.25 general hour CLE seminar on Wednesday July 27 at the Joliet Country Club. Check in begins at 2:30 with the seminar beginning at 3:00. As seating is limited, members must be current with their dues payment and must RSVP in order to attend. Dr. David Finn and Leanne Lantz will present on issues regarding domestic violence; Tim Reeb on changes in the statute to child custody evaluations; Dee Foreman, Chantal Host and Mikal Stole presenting on issues regarding children, technology and social media; and Sarah Vahey presenting on potential changes to the child support statute. Contact Sheila to register.

Upcoming CLE seminar

A seminar on the topic of immigration will be held Thursday August 11 in the Gathering Room on the Henry Estate, worth 2.5 general CLE hours. Check in begins at 2:00, with the seminar beginning at 2:30. Please contact Sheila to reserve your seat- all dues must be current for members to attend.

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 on June 17, 2016. Beer cart sponsor was Reyna Law Office, PC. Tee sponsors included: Fidelity National Title; Protexture Lawyers; Attorneys’ Title Guaranty; Smart Start; FindLaw; First American Title; Chicago Title; Scroggins Wealth Management; 1st Community Bank; Liberty Mutual Insurance; Bob Filotto CPA, Cert. Valuation Analyst; Committee to Retain Your Will County Circuit Judges; and ATA National Title Group. Raffle prizes were donated by Pernod Ricard; Robert Campbell fine portraiture and Grand Appliance and TV. We would also like to thank Rick Schmitz and all of the staff at Green Garden Country Club in Frankfort for a great day.

Board of Directors

President: Hon. Dinah L. Archambeault
1st Vice President: Sean D. Brady
2nd Vice President: Christian G. Spesia
Secretary/Treasurer: Erin W. O’ Brien
Directors: Donald W. DeWilkins, Robert W. Bodach, Thomas J. Manzella, Jr., Jaya Varghese and newly selected director Jeffrey M. Archambeault
Immediate Past President: Hon. Cory D. Lund
A voice vote confirmed these changes at the annual golf outing held June 17, 2016.

Membership renewal

All WCBA dues expire on June 30, 2016 so now is the time to renew for the Will County Bar Association 2016-2017 membership year. Members are asked to please complete the application so we have your correct contact information and mail it in with your check. All members receive the benefit of attending all WCBA CLE Seminars for free, including an immigration seminar in August, and are listed on our website in the member directory.

Lawyer Referral Process

In order to participate in the Lawyer Referral Process, we request all forms, including the front page of malpractice insurance, and payments be turned into the WCBA office no later than July 22, 2016. An explanation of the referral process is included for further clarification along with the registration form.

Court Rules

Will County Local Rules, 12th Judicial Court, revised as of July 1, 2016 version 12. To read the full court rules, Click Here...

IL Rules of Evidence

Effective Jan. 1, 2011 

WCBA By Laws

The WCBA By-Laws were approved for updating on July 15, 2015. To read the By-Laws, click here