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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.   

Will County Bar Association Office

The office will be closed beginning Feb. 3, 2017, reopening Feb. 21, 2017.

Mentoring Program

Are you an attorney recently sworn in, or licensed less than 4 yours? The mentoring program has been expanded and you are invited to participate! Any attorneys licensed after April 2013 can complete the yearlong program and earn 6 hours of professional responsibility credit. More importantly, you work with a mentor outside of your firm on subjects such as Professionalism; Legal Ethics; Civility; Diversity and Inclusion; and Wellness, Mental Health and Addiction. Mentors are local attorneys licensed longer than 5 years. This is a great opportunity not only for mentees in building new relationships and having new experiences, it allows mentors to give back to the legal community. Additional information may be found here and all mentee/mentor applications are requested by March 31, 2016 with a mandatory kick-off luncheon scheduled for April 24.

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