Chicago Bar Association members make things happen in the Chicago legal community. We are your hometown bar association. Join us today!

Lawyer/Law Student

The Chicago Bar Association is Chicago's premier legal professional organization and your connection to the most influential attorneys and brightest legal minds in the Chicago area. Our members work in large, medium and solo/small firms, government, business, non-profit/legal aid, the military and more. We also serve law students and have an associate level of membership for non-lawyers working in the law or whose business serves the legal industry. Join today and become a part of the ultimate legal network and knowledge resource with a uniquely local focus.

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Sustaining Member

Sustaining Membership provides an opportunity for CBA members to support the mission, growth, and success of the Association. In celebration of our 150th Anniversary, June 1, 2023 through May 31, 2024 Sustaining Membership is just an additional $150 above the regular dues amount for the year.

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Chicago, IL 60604, US

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.