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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 continues on May 28, 2015 at noon in the WCBA office with Nancy Donlon presenting “House visits and interviewing small children”. 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.

Family Law Seminar

All members are invited to attend the seminar on Thursday May 21 with check in beginning at 1:30 and the seminar at 1:55. This will be held in the Gathering Room on the Jacob Henry Estate at 15 S. Richards St. in Joliet. The seminar, worth 3 general CLE hours, includes a one hour presentation on GAL; Cynthia Petersen will present on QDROS and Jennifer Lynch will present on divorce when a spouse is disabled. Attendees must 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.  

Annual Golf Outing

The annual WCBA golf outing will be held Friday June 12, 2015 at the Heritage Bluffs Gold Club in Channahon. Lunch will start at noon with a 1:00 shotgun start. Please click here for the golfers registration form.  A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available:  lunch sponsor for $1,000; dinner sponsor for $3,000; raffle prize sponsors for items such as TVs, gas grill or any item you would like to donate; and tee sponsors for $175 or $150. Contact Sheila at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 815-726-0383 with any questions.

Clerks Act – 705 ILCS 105/27.2 (h) Mailing. When the clerk is required to mail, the minimum of $6 and a maximum of $10, plus the cost of postage

Pursuant to the above section within the Clerk’s Act our office should be collecting from customers the statutory mailing fee. The current rate is $10.49 per mailing. Attention Attorneys - you should provide said mailing costs to the Clerk of the Court for each address listed on the Affidavit for Service of Publication which identifies how many mailings will be prepared and sent out. If the appropriate payment has not been received; our office will prepare a payment invoice to attempt to collect any unpaid fees due to our office. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Andrea Chasteen, Customer Service Manager at the Will County Circuit Clerk’s Office, (815)727-8592 ext. 5658.

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...

IL Rules of Evidence

Effective Jan. 1, 2011