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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.


"I've been a member of the CBA since I began practicing law. I can think of no better way to see the scope and breadth of the legal practice in this City. I have learned so much and gotten to know so many lawyers in so many diverse areas of practice."


Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer
Northern District of Illinois United States District Court
CBA Member Since 1980


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