The Old State Capital in Springfield, where ISBA was formed in 1877.

Founded in 1877, the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) is the premier legal association in the state. As a voluntary organization of 30,000 members, the ISBA’s primary focus is to assist Illinois lawyers in the practice of law and to promote improvements in the administration of justice.

The ISBA engages in many important activities on behalf of the profession—among them proposing and shaping legislation, educating the public, and supporting the courts and the rule of law.

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