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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 Board of Directors Officers & Directors 2019-2020


Erin Webster O’Brien
56 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432

First Vice President

Donald W. DeWilkins
10750 W. 143rd St. Ste. 52
Orland Park, IL 60462

Second Vice President

Robert W. Bodach
81 N. Ottawa St.
Joliet, IL 60432

Secretary / Treasurer

Thomas J. Manzella, Jr.
19 W. Jefferson St., Ste. 100
Joliet, IL 60432



Jaya Varghese
58 E. Clinton St., Ste. 210
Joliet, IL 60432

Jeffrey M. Archambeault
11 N. Ottawa St.
Joliet, IL 60432


Mikal Stole
116 N Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432

Patty Kalkanis
81 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432

Jake Gancarczyk
1415 Black Rd.
Joliet, IL 60435

Immediate Past President

Christian G. Spesia
1415 Black Rd.
Joliet, IL 60435

Executive Assistant

Debbie Militello
167 N. Ottawa St., Ste. 200
Joliet, IL 60432


Save The Date for Gala on October 10, 2019: 

Celebrating 150 years of Legal Excellence in Will County

Event Pricing: $60.00 person/$100.00 couple
The event will take place at the Renaissance Center of Joliet, 214 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet.
Cocktails: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Dinner: 6:30 PM
Program: 7:15 PM
Guest Speaker is John R. Lausch Jr, U.S. Attorney for Northern District of Illinois. 

Also speaking about their knowledge of “Legal Excellence in Will County” is

Marzell Richardson, Dan Egan, Frank Cservenyak, and Dorothy Seaborg.

**Dress attire is business casual


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