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Bar Associations & Legal Organizations

The list below is a small fraction of the bar associations and legal organizations that are in existence. Use this list as a starting point for finding out what types of associations are out there. If you do not see the type of association/organization that you are looking for here, please check this list of Bar Associations. Additionally, Sullivan's Law Directory (available in hard copy in the Office of Career Services) contains a section on Legal Organizations.

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
Contact: askaba@americanbar.org 
Student Membership ($25 for 1 year or $60 for 3 years)

AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
Contact: membership@aila.org 
Student Membership ($50)

AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW ASSOCIATION
Contact: aipla@aipla.org
Student Membership ($25)

AMERICAN JUDICATURE SOCIETY 
Student Membership ($35)

ARAB-AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS, INC.
Contact: bar@arabbar.org
Student Membership ($15)

ASIAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF THE GREATER CHICAGO AREA
Contact: aabachicago@yahoo.com 
Student Membership ($15)

THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE
Contact: membership@justice.org
Student Membership ($15)

BLACK WOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
Contact: administrator@bwla.org
Student Membership ($10)

CATHOLIC LAWYERS GUILD OF CHICAGO
Contact:
admin@clgchicago.org
Student Membership (Free)

THE CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION
Contact: info@chicagobar.org
Student Membership ($12 for 1 year or $30 for 3 years)

CHICAGO COUNCIL OF LAWYERS
Chicago's Public Interest Bar Association 
Contact: ccl@chicagocouncil.org
Student Membership ($10)

COMMERCIAL LAW LEAGUE OF AMERICA
Contact: info@clla.org
Student Membership ($25)

COOK COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Student Membership ($10)

DECALOGUE SOCIETY OF LAWYERS
Contact: decaloguesociety@gmail.com
Student Membership (Free)

DUPAGE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Contact: email@dcba.org
Student Membership (Free)

FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION
Contact: fba@fedbar.org
Student Membership ($35)

HELLENIC BAR ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS
Contact: hba@chicagobar.org
Student Membership (Free)

HISPANIC LAWYERS ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS
Student Membership ($10)

HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION
Contact: info@hnba.com
Student Membership (Free)

ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF DEFENSE TRIAL COUNSEL
Contact: idc@iadtc.org 
Student Membership ($20)

ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS
Contact: director@iacdl.net
Student Membership ($20)

ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
Student Membership ($12 for 1 year or $30 for up to 4 years)

ILLINOIS TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
Contact: iltla@aol.com
Student Membership ($10)

INDIAN-AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF CHICAGO
Student Membership ($30)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW ASSOCIATION OF CHICAGO
Student Membership ($20)

LAKE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Student Membership (Free)

LESBIAN & GAY BAR ASSOCIATION OF CHICAGO
info@lagbac.org
Student Membership ($30)

MCHENRY COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Contact: mchenrycountybar@sbcglobal.net
Student Membership (Free)

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN LAWYERS
Contact: nawl@nawl.org
Student Membership (Free)

NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION
Student Membership (Free)

NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
Student Membership ($25)

SOUTH SUBURBAN BAR ASSOCIATION
Student Membership - Scroll to the bottom of the page (Free)

WOMEN'S BAR ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS
Contact: wbai@wbaillinois.org
Student Membership (Free) 

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