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.   

Scholorship Opportunity

The Will County Women’s Bar Association (WCWBA) is pleased to announce it will award one deserving law student a scholarship this year, helping to defer the high costs of pursuing their law degree. The Scholarship will be a one-time $500 cash payment and also includes a waiver of membership dues into the WCWBA for the first 2 years after admission to the Bar.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the student must have completed at least one semester of law school with a GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 or above. The applicant must reside, work, or participate in an intern/extern program in Will County, Illinois.

Interested students should provide a copy of their resume, including their GPA. The student should also complete a maximum 1-page essay, summarizing why they want to be an attorney and be considered for the scholarship.

The deadline is October 1, 2017.

All applications should be submitted to: Susan O’Leary, Circuit Judge, 57 N. Ottawa St. 227, Joliet, IL 60432.

10 YEAR PHOTO: 10 Year Photo Schedule

It’s time to schedule your picture for the 10 year photo. The Bar Association has retained Photography by Fender & Donisch to take the photos for the Courthouse and Bar Association composite boards. Details can be found below. New this time is the ability to have your photo touched up for $25.00. (Normal cost $50). Touch up includes the following features: blemishes are removed; expression lines are diminished; shines from lighting are removed. Please try to make the dates as the costs will increase if you have it done in studio.

Photo Dates:       October 24, 25, 26, 2017
Available Times: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
                          2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:            Will County Bar Association
                          167 N Ottawa, Suite 200, Joliet, IL
Schedule your timeslot with Debbie at the Bar Office by calling 815.726.0383.

You can purchase the digital rights/image of your photo for $50.00 (Normal Cost $150). The image can be used on websites, facebook, and can also be printed.

A 16 x 20 copy of the composite can be purchased for $95.00 and a framed copy for $249.

Wanted: Will County Courthouse and Legal Memorabilia

Do you have Will County legal memorabilia that you would like to donate to the new Will County courthouse? The chief judge would like to prominently display Will County legal memorabilia in the future new Will County courthouse. Anyone interested in donating Will County legal memorabilia to the new courthouse should contact Debbie at the WCBA at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Save the Date

Red Mass - November 5th at 11:00 AM. Details to follow closer to the event.

Attorney's Lounge

Lawyers in the main courthouse are encouraged to use the attorney's lounge. All attorneys are welcome to stop by the lounge on the fourth floor of the main courthouse, adjacent to the law library, with coffee available for purchase all day and space to relax or work.


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