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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.


"In addition to numerous speaking and leadership opportunities, as a government attorney, the CBA has afforded me unlimited opportunities to develop relationships with colleagues in other practice settings. Through the Association's networking and educational events, I have created many important professional and personal relationships, which ultimately make me a better lawyer."


Anita M. Alvarez
Cook County State's Attorney's Office
CBA Member Since 1986


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