For the Public

The Chicago Bar Association maintains a wealth of general legal information for the public and also offers attorneys referrals, information on community law fairs, and much more. Please choose from the categories on the left-hand side of the page for more information.


Looking for Pro Bono Legal Representation?
If you are unable to afford legal representation and reside in Illinois, please visit Illinois Legal Aid Online.


If you live in the Chicagoland area, some other helpful resources include:
1.) The Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section GuideWhere to Go for Legal Assistance in or around Chicago. See brochure.
2.) For legal advice, assistance or referrals to legal aid organizations, contact CARPLS at 312-738-9200.
3.) For referrals to fee-based lawyers, use The Chicago Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service. Go to LRS.


Looking for an Attorney's Office Contact Information?
The Chicago Bar Association is a voluntary professional organization for lawyers, providing education, networking, and career development programs. It is not mandatory to be a member of the Association. All lawyers in Illinois must register annually with the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, an arm of the Illinois Supreme Court. If you are trying to locate an attorney or verify their professional standing, you may search the ARDC website at at or call 312-565-2600.