The CBA Record Presents

A Look at 150 Years

The Early Years, 1874-1899

Moving Ahead, 1899-1924

The Middle Years, 1924-1949 (includes Legislative History)

A Time of Unrest and Change, 1949-1974


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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.