The Chicago Bar Association
Celebrating 150 Years: 1874-2024

Join us in celebrating

The Chicago Bar Association is proud to  commemorate our 150th Anniversary in the coming year. Our celebration will culminate on our official anniversary with a gala event in May 2024.  The CBA is marking a century and a half of championing justice, building connections and making an impact. We are planning a variety of events throughout the year and we look forward to celebrating with you.

Ray J. Koenig III
CBA President, 2023-2024

Ringing the Opening Bell at Cboe!

On January 22, 2024 CBA President Ray J. Koenig III rang the iconic opening bell at Cboe Global Markets Exchange surrounded by CBA past presidents and current and former board members in honor of our 150th Anniversary.  


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About us

Founded in 1874, the Chicago Bar Association is celebrating 150 years of maintaining the honor and dignity of the legal profession, cultivating relationships between members, and promoting the administration of justice and the public good. One of the oldest and most active metropolitan bar associations in the United States, the Chicago Bar Association has more than 17,000 members, including attorneys from every practice area and the judiciary, as well as law students. Through CLE offerings, mentorship, and pro-bono projects, the Association provides resources and opportunities for attorneys of all ages, equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the modern practice of law.