Benefits of Membership

Membership in CIWBA is on a one-year basis which a standard membership which runs from June 1st of one year to May 31st of the next year.  Renewal is open each Spring. 

Members receive discounted rates ($18 versus $20 for nonmembers) to the CLE luncheons, the Sojourn Fundraiser, and the Judicial Reception.  Only members receive emails advertising CLE luncheons and other events. 

We have two types of memberships: Women Lead and General Membership.

1) Please pick an option, fill out only one form either for Women Lead or General Membership.

2) Submit the appropriate payment: Payment can be made either online or make checks payable to Central Illinois Women's Bar Association or CIWBA. Please submit checks to Maureen Faller, Prairie State Bank and Trust, 3751 West Wabash, Springfield, IL 62711.

Option 1: Women Lead

The Women Lead Application should be completed by May 1st.

CIWBA's Women Lead Membership for $125 includes your CIWBA Membership for June 1, 2019 - May 31, 2020, the May 14th CLE & Judicial Reception, participation in the mentorship program, and all four CLEs in the next year (May/Sept/Nov of 2019 and Feb 2020). More information on Women Lead here:

Option 2: General Membership

The CIWBA Membership 2019-2020 should be completed by June 1st.

CIWBA Membership for Sliding Scale ranged $20-35 includes only your CIWBA Membership for June 1, 2019 - May 31, 2020, updates on all events and discounted attendance price for CIWBA events.

A general membership is $35. Attorneys working for the Office of the State’s Attorney, Office of the Attorney General, and Public Defender’s Office can join for $25. Attorneys new to the practice of law (between zero and three years of practice) can join the organization for $20. Members who also wish to join the Government Bar Association can join both organizations for $30 each.