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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.   

Criminal Committee Seminar

Friday March 10, 2017
12:30 Check in begins, 1:00 seminar begins
Gathering Room-Henry Estate
15 S. Richards St. in Joliet
3.5 General CLE hours
Must register to attend-contact Sheila at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 815-726-0383

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour

Thursday March 9
Chicago Street Pub beginning at 4:30
Cash Bar
Sponsorship available for appetizers-contact Sheila.

Nominations to the Board of Directors

All WCBA members are invited to submit a letter and/or resume requesting consideration for election for the upcoming vacancy on the Board of Directors effective July 1, 2017. Please submit requests by March 31, 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or
       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 on April 4.

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.


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