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.
- 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.
Community Awards and Celebration
The WCBA is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s WCBA Service to the Community Awards. The lawyer award will be presented to Retired Judge and Illinois State Senator Edward Petka with the non-lawyer award to George Rydman of George E. Rydman & Associates, LTD. Court Reporters and Video. All are invited to celebrate with us at the presentation ceremony on Thursday Sept. 15, 2016 at Chicago Street Pub in downtown Joliet. Beginning at 5:00, a cash bar with free appetizers will be available. The Board of Directors would like to thank all those who submitted nominations for the awards.
Criminal Committee meeting/CLE
Luncheon and Cocktail Reception
The Will County Bar Association, in conjunction with the Will County Women’s Bar Association; the Black Bar Association of Will County; and the Latino Bar Association of Will County has planned an optional noon Luncheon and 5:30 Cocktail Reception. Both will be held on the campus of the University of St. Francis in Joliet. The luncheon will be held prior to the seminar, with check in beginning at 11:30 and lunch served at noon at a cost of $30.00. The open bar and appetizer reception will follow the seminar, until 7:00, at a cost of $30.00 per attendee or attend both for $50.00. Space is limited and advance reservations are available on a first come basis. Please refer here for further details.