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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.   

GAL “Last Thursday Series”

The series begins Thursday February 26, noon until 1:00 at the WCBA office, and continues monthly until at least May.  Darrick Melton, a SASS therapist, will present in February on the Will County Mental Health Department program of intervention for children and adolescents in crisis. Seating is limited so please register by contacting Sheila at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 815-726-0383. As 1 general hour of CLE credit will be issued, no meal will be involved. 

Probate GAL Meeting

Jennifer Lynch and Colleen Wengler will be hosting this meeting on Friday March 6, 2015 from 11:30-1:30 in the Judge’s conference room at the River Valley Justice Center. This meeting will qualify those that wish to be included on the Probate GAL list.  Space is limited due to the size of the conference room and it is bring your own lunch. Reserve your space today by contacting Jennifer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Colleen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Criminal Committee Seminar

All WCBA members are invited to attend this free CLE event on Friday March 6.  Check in at the Gathering Room on the Henry Estate, 15 S. Richards Street in Joliet, begins at 12:30 with the seminar beginning at 12:55. This seminar, worth 3 general CLE hours, includes presentations on second chance probation; asset forfeiture; jury voir dire; statute update; case law update and fitness hearing. Register by contacting Sheila at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 815-726-0383 to ensure seating and handouts.

Upcoming Seminars

The Probate and Real Estate committees will hold a combined seminar on Wednesday April 8, 2015 sponsored by BankFinancial , with a Family Law/GAL seminar in May. The April 8 seminar will begin approximately 8:30 a.m. continuing until 4:30 or so, with attendees responsible for their own lunch. Exact times and topics will be announced for both seminars. Register now by contacting Sheila at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 815-726-0383.

Nominations to the Board of Directors

All WCBA members are invited to submit an application, letter and/or resume requesting consideration for election for the upcoming vacancy on the Board of Directors effective July 1, 2015. We kindly ask those who have expressed interest in prior years to please resubmit your request if still interested. Please submit requests by March 27, 2015 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 the afternoon of April 7, 2015.

IL Rules of Evidence

Effective Jan. 1, 2011 

Court Rules

Will County Local Court Rules, 12th Judicial Court, revised as of October 29, 2014 version 10. To read the full court rules, Click Here...