Illinois State BAR Attorney Search

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The Illinois State Bar Association websites has a rather complicated process to search for an attorney.


If a user seeks further assistance they may go to the BAR’s Contact Page or use the contact following details:

  • Address424 S. Second Street. Springfield, IL 62701-1779
  • Phone217-525-1760 or 800-252-8908
  • Fax: 808-521-7936
  • Hours: 8:30 – 4:30, Monday – Friday

How to Search

The following process will show the user how to search for attorney by first name or last name. If your would like to search for an attorney by Field of Practice, County, or Zip Code please visit

Step 1: Go to the Attorney Registration & Discipline Commission portal at


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Step 2: Click on the “Lawyer Search” button on the top left menu.



Step 3: Enter the First Name, Last Name, or both under the Lawyer Search form.


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The way the search is set up, if it yields more than 75 records it will ask you to narrow your search. I would recommend being as specific as possible when searching by name.

Step 4: Review your matches and click on the selected attorney’s name when you have found your listing. The search results allow the user to see the attorney’s name, date admitted, city, state, and authorization to practice.

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Step 5: Now that you have found the member you were searching for, you may view the attorney’s:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Admission as Lawyer
  • Registered Business Address
  • Registered Business Phone
  • Illinois Registration Status
  • Malpractice Insurance

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