Call the WCBA: (815) 726-0383

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.   

Mentoring Program

The Bar is once again sponsoring a Mentoring Program, which is free of charge and offers CLE credit. The program matches recently licensed attorneys with experienced attorneys practicing in Will County. This year-long program is designed to elevate the competence, professionalism, and success of new lawyers. We will hold the Mentoring Program orientation on April 16, 2018 at Noon and invite you to participate. (Location to be determined)

Applications for mentors and mentees can be accessed now. Registration must be completed online at Once you are on the main page, click on "Registration & Agreement" on the left side of the screen to find the registration form. Registration is required by March 31, 2018.

Will County Bar Association Invites You To

St. Patrick's Day Happy Hour
Thursday, March 15, 2018
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Chicago Street Pub
75 N Chicago St, Joliet, IL

Free Appetizers Courtesy of:
Spesia & Taylor Attorneys At Law
Block, Klukas, Manzella & Shell , PC
Cash Bar

Nominations to the Board of Directors

All WCBA members are invited to submit a letter and/or resume requesting consideration for election to the Will County Bar Association Board of Directors. The new seat will be effective July 1, 2018. Please submit requests by March 31, 2018 either by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to:

Will County Bar Association
167 N. Ottawa St. , Ste 200
Joliet, IL 60432

The nomination committee will schedule brief meetings to be held with each applicant in April.

Please don't hesitate to contact Debbie at 815.726.0383 if you have any questions

Upcoming Seminar Dates

May 4, 2018 – Criminal/Civil Seminar
June 6, 2018 – Real Estate Seminar
More details will follow.


The Will County Young Lawyers Association is very active and growing. They enjoy helping with community events as well as hosting informal gatherings with special guest speakers. If interested please contact Jake Gancarczyk or Tyler Moore at the firm of Spesia & Taylor by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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