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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.   


August 15, 2018


As the new President of the Will County Bar Association, I wanted to briefly introduce myself and to share the Board’s vision for the fiscal year that began on July 1st. I am a Partner at the Law Firm of Spesia & Taylor and have practiced law in Will County since 1994. I think the Board is well aware of the fact that we “stand on shoulders of the giants” who have served as WCBA Board Members in the past. This awareness rings especially true for me, as 40 years ago my Father, Douglas Spesia, served as President of the Will County Bar Association. It is my intention and the intention of the Board to honor the legacy of service to the Members exhibited by past Board Members.

The goals for this year are simple. We will keep doing what we do best, which is supporting the substantive law committees and helping to facilitate the annual seminars. We hope to make CLE credit available to all Members of these committees so that the Members have more incentive to vigorously explore and debate substantive legal topics. This will offer a small reward for the considerable time spent by Members at committee meetings, but one that will benefit us all. A new initiative, based on the recommendations from several of the applicants for the recently-filled Board position, is the creation of a “Service Committee”. This will be headed by our newest Board Member, Patty Kalkanis. We hope that this new committee can build off of the successful model for service to the community that has been established by our Young Lawyers Committee. Another new committee is the Solo, Small Firm & Technology Committee which will be chaired by Vince Portlock. Please contact Debbie if you are interested in participating in the Service Committee, the Solo, Small Firm & Technology Committee, or any of the standing committees.

We hope to publish a schedule of this year’s seminar and committee meeting dates in the near future. The Board is also excited about the potential addition of two new seminars this year, one focusing on solo and small firm succession plans and another on interviewing techniques. More information will be forthcoming on these seminars.

In closing, I am excited for the upcoming year and hope to see you at a WCBA seminar or event.


Christian G. Spesia


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