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New Member Enrollment Form

Click here to view Membership Benefits, Dues Information, Enrollment Information or to a print Hard Copy Application.

New Admittees: New Admittees in Illinois are eligible for up to one year free membership immediately following admission date. Please select the "Attorney Membership" option when completing the form below. Click here for more information on free membership. If you have a current or old law student membership account, please call (312) 554-2133 to switch your membership status to "new admittee".

If you have a current or old law student membership account, please call (312) 554-2133 to switch your membership status to the new admittee. Unfortunately, you cannot do this online.

Attorney Members: The CBA's annual membership period runs June 1st - May 31st. New members joining June - November need to submit full annual dues. New members joining December - March need to submit half the annual dues. New members joining April - May that are not enrolling in CLE Advantage need to submit full annual dues for the upcoming membership year and will receive April and May of the current year free. New members joining April - May that are enrolling in CLE Advantage need to submit half the annual dues for the current membership year along with their payment for CLE Advantage.

Student Members: The CBA student membership period runs December 1st - November 30th. Student members need to submit full annual dues regardless of enrollment date.

Associate Members (Non-Lawyers): The CBA's annual membership period runs June 1st - May 31st. New members joining June - November need to submit full annual dues. New members joining December - March need to submit half the annual dues. New members joining April - May that are not enrolling in CLE Advantage need to submit full annual dues for the upcoming membership year and will receive April and May of the current year free. New members joining April - May that are enrolling in CLE Advantage need to submit half the annual dues for the current membership year along with their payment for CLE Advantage.

Non-Member Online Account: All non-member customers must complete an online profile to obtain an account number to register for seminars and events, purchase books, etc.

Questions - Call (312) 554-2133 or email rbentley@chicagobar.org.



Basic Information
Please choose from the following options as to why you are joining:


I am a previous member (Regular, Associate or Law Student) or have previously established a Non-Member Online Account


I would like to apply for:   Attorney Membership (includes New Admittees)
 
  Law Student Membership
 
  Associate Membership (Non-Lawyer)
 
  Non-Member Online Account
Personal Information
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  First Name:
  Middle Name:
  Last Name:
  Suffix:
  Birthdate:   (mm/dd/yyyy)
  Gender:
  Company/Firm:
  Work Phone:
  Home Phone:
  Cell Phone:
  Fax:
  Email:
  Verify Email:
  Website:


Business / Primary Mailing Address
Business address must be completed for all working members regardless of employment setting or preferred mailing address. If you are not working, your current primary address must be provided in the business address section. If you want your CBA mail to go to your home address, please also complete the home address section. The CBA will verify your dues category and will make any billing adjustments if necessary.

   Preferred Mailing Address

  Address:
  City:
  State:
  Zip:
  Country (If not U.S.):


Home Address
Complete this section only if you would like to have your CBA mail sent to your home instead of your business address.

   Preferred Mailing Address

  Address:
  City:
  State:
  Zip:
  Country (If not U.S.):



Membership Information
Special Note to New Admittees in Illinois: Congratulations and welcome to the CBA! Your first year of membership is free. Simply complete and submit this electronic application.

Date of Admission to the Illinois Bar:   (mm/dd/yyyy)


First Bar Admission Date
in any State/Country:
  (mm/dd/yyyy)


States/Countries Licensed In: To select multiple states/countries, hold down the CTRL key while selecting from the list.


Practice Setting:


Primary Practice Area(s): To select multiple practice areas, hold down the CTRL key while selecting from the list.


Law School:


Illinois ARDC Number:
(MCLE Reporting Purposes Only)


I am not admitted in Illinois but am admitted in good standing in another US state or foreign jurisdiction.
If applying from a foreign jurisdiction, you must mail or fax a copy of your professional legal certification to the CBA Membership Department. Upon receipt of this and your dues payment, your membership can be fully activated.


I am a Government/Legal Aid attorney.


Membership Options
   I would like to enroll in the current CLE Advantage plan through May 31, 2015.
 
May 2014 Admittees - DO NOT uncheck this box as it is part of your free CLE membership.
By selecting this option, an additional annual charge will be added to your total. Membership dues are never waived, pro-rated, or refunded for this option. The current program runs through May 31, 2015. This program fee is never prorated nor refunded. By adding the CLE Advantage Plan you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the plan.


Membership Attestation
   By submitting this application, I attest that I am currently a licensed attorney in Illinois or in another state or foreign jurisdiction. New Admittees - Please check this box. CBA will verify your admission after the swearing in ceremony.


Payment Amount



Membership Information
Law student membership is open to law students who are enrolled in ABA accredited law schools or recent law school graduates who are preparing to take the bar exam and/or awaiting results of the bar exam. Law student membership does not apply to licensed attorneys returning to school.

Law School:


Enrollment Date:   (mm/dd/yyyy)


Anticipated Graduation Date:   (mm/dd/yyyy)


Membership Options
   Instead of paying $12 annually, I would like to pay a one-time fee of $30 now for membership for my entire anticipated law school enrollment period.


   I would like to enroll in the current CLE Advantage plan through May 31, 2015.
 
By selecting this option, an additional annual charge will be added to your total. Membership dues are never waived, pro-rated, or refunded for this option. The current program runs through May 31, 2015. This program fee is never prorated nor refunded. By adding the CLE Advantage Plan you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the plan.


Membership Attestation
   By submitting this application, I attest that I am currently a law student enrolled at an ABA accredited law school.


Payment Amount



Membership Information

Practice Setting:


Professional Affiliation:


Membership Options
   I would like to enroll in the current CLE Advantage plan through May 31, 2015.
 
By selecting this option, an additional annual charge will be added to your total. Membership dues are never waived, pro-rated, or refunded for this option. The current program runs through May 31, 2015. This program fee is never prorated nor refunded. By adding the CLE Advantage Plan you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the plan.


Membership Attestation
   By submitting this application, I attest that I am currently a non-lawyer paralegal, law office administrator or other professional whose employment relates to the legal profession or the administration of justice and I agree not to represent myself as a lawyer or endorsed representative of The Chicago Bar Association. Violation of this principle may result in cancellation of your associate membership.


Payment Amount

Submit Form
Please review the information you have entered and then click Submit Online to enroll now and pay. You may also click Print Application if you would like to mail a copy of your application along with payment to the CBA.

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