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Chicago Bar Association members make things happen in the Chicago legal community.



From members of large, medium, and small firms to corporate lawyers, solo practitioners and government attorneys, virtually everyone who’s anyone in Chicago law is a CBA member.


It's where you belong, too. The CBA is Chicago's premier legal professional organization and your connection to the most influential attorneys and brightest legal minds in the Chicago area. Join today and become a part of the ultimate legal network and knowledge resource with a uniquely local focus.


CBA Members Receive:

  • Unlimited CLE seminars for just $150 with the CLEAdvantage Plan (includes in-person, Webcast and DVD).
  • Free Illinois MCLE credit with in-person or Webcast committee meeting attendance.
  • Unsurpassed Chicago-focused networking opportunities.
  • Members-only career development and job search resources.


View our complete list of membership benefits and services.



Here's What Chicago Attorneys are Saying About The Chicago Bar Association.


"The CBA has opened doors for me at every stage of my practice. It has provided me with continuing legal education, intellectually stimulating programs, first-rate entertainment, and most importantly, the opportunity to meet and associate with the finest members of the Illinois Bar. There is no better career enhancing organization for lawyers than the CBA."


Steven M. Elrod
Holland & Knight LLP
CBA Member Since 1982


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