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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.   

State of the Courthouse Luncheon/Presentation

Wednesday January 25, 2017
11:30 check in, 12:00 lunch served
Victorian Ballroom, Jacob Henry Estate
15 S. Richards Street Joliet
Presenter: Richard C. Schoenstedt Chief Judge Twelfth Judicial Circuit
RSVP: Payments due by Jan. 20, 2017
      167 N. Ottawa St. Ste. 200
      Joliet, IL 60432

Administrative Order 16-43

The Assignment order for 2017 may be referenced here.

Spring Seminars

Civil Committee              Spring 2017
Criminal Committee        afternoon of March 10, 2017
Probate Committee         afternoon of April 26, 2017
Family Committee           tentatively May 18, 2017
Real Estate                     all day June 14, 2017



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