- Chicago Bar Association
Founded in 1874, The Chicago Bar Association is one of the oldest and most active metropolitan bar associations in the United States. The Association’s voluntary membership of 22,000 consists largely of lawyers and judges from Cook County and the State of Illinois. However, we do have a growing out-of-state membership of lawyers who want to take advantage of the Association’s many membership services and benefits.
- Cook County Bar Association
Since its inception, the CCBA has been at the forefront of legal issues of concern to the Black community. During the 1919 Chicago race riots, CCBA members defended Black residents who were unlawfully arrested and initiated civil lawsuits for damages. For the past 97 years, the CCBA has aggressively supported the civil, political, and economic rights of the Black community and its members.
- Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court
The Clerk of the Circuit Court (Clerk’s Office) is, by law, the official keeper of records for all judicial matters brought into the Circuit Court of Cook County. The Clerk’s Office serves the 5.2 million citizens of Cook County, more than 400 judges and maintains offices in Chicago, Skokie, Rolling Meadows, Maywood, Bridgeview and Markham.
- Illinois State Bar Association
Founded in 1877, the Illinois State Bar Association is the premier legal association in the state. As a voluntary organization of more than 30,000 members, the Association’s primary focus is to assist Illinois lawyers in the practice of law and to promote improvements in the administration of justice.
- Law Bulletin
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- Northwest Suburban Bar Association
The Northwest Suburban Bar Association is comprised of more than 600 judges, attorneys, law students and associate members who live and or work in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. The NWSBA has been serving our community for more than 50 years.
- Southwest Bar Association
The Southwest Bar Association is a professional and social group of over 350 attorneys who practice in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Our membership includes attorneys who practice alone, those who practice in small or large law firms, those employed by corporations, and those employed in governmental service.
- Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, one of the oldest and largest bar associations in the state, was first established in 1914, by nine women lawyers practicing in the Chicago Metropolitan area. It was founded to promote the interests and welfare of women lawyers and also to aid in the enactment of legislation for the common good and in the administration of justice. Its activities have always been divided between burning contemporary social and political issues and the practical need to help its members gain employment. The WBAI was one of the first minority bar associations to extend its membership to males.
- Women’s Criminal Defense Bar Association
The Women’s Criminal Defense Bar Association is a necessary and valuable asset to all criminal defense attorneys and the clients they represent. The purpose behind our bar association is to promote efficient and professional representation of criminal defendants throughout Cook and collar counties. The criminal law practice presents unique challenges for women that the WCDBA strives to address.
- West Suburban Bar Association
The WSBA was founded in 1943 by attorneys living and practicing law in the Western Suburbs of Chicago. The organization has expanded greatly since that time and is now a vibrant association of attorneys sharing professional, social, charitable and educational activities. Our membership has grown geographically and ethnically and serves a broad spectrum of legal needs in Cook and DuPage Counties.