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STEP 1:  Determine Your Membership Category

Note: To complete your membership application, you will be asked to pay your dues, if any, with a VISA or MasterCard at the end of the application process.  Your annual dues will be prorated based on your application date.  Thereafter, dues are billed semi-annually, in January and July.



Licensed by the Illinois Bar for more than 4 years.


NEW ADMITTEE MEMBERSHIP (Licensed by the Illinois State Bar for 4 years or less):

Once you enter the date you were admitted into the State Bar, the system will calculate your dues accordingly.

1st Year Admitted to the State Bar  - Free

2nd Year Admitted to the State Bar - $40 per year

3rd Year Admitted to the State Bar - $70 per year

4th Year Admitted to the State Bar - $112.50 per year

5th Year Admitted to the State Bar - Automatic upgrade to Regular Membership - $225 per year



Applies to Judges, State's Attorneys, Public Defenders and Retired Attorneys (to qualify as "Retired" you must be listed as such with the ARDC).


AFFILIATED PARTNER: $1,250 per year

For corporations, professionals and non-practicing attorneys to attend events at member rates, network with NWSBA members, advertise at member rates and use the NWSBA logo on their web site.



Law student memberships are free to those actively enrolled in an accredited Law School.



STEP 2: Determine your Directory Visibility Level (applies only to Regular and New Admittee memberships)


As a Regular or New Admittee member of the NWSBA, you are entitled to a free basic listing in the "Find a Lawyer" Directory on our web site's home page.  This listing is searchable by both members and non-members and can be an important referral source for you.  Choose between the following two levels of directory visibility:


REGULAR MEMBERSHIP:  No additional charge

Includes the member’s name, address and phone number.


PREMIER MEMBERSHIP:  $75 additional charge per dues cycle/$150 per year
Includes all of the above, PLUS the member’s email address, website link, the opportunity to upload a photo, a link to your full profile which will include areas of practice, multiple office location listings (if applicable), schools attended, other states where you're licensed to practice, and a free-form biography section.




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