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Knowing if a Lawyer is Licensed to Practice Law in Illinois – Advisory from ISBA

Question: How can I be sure that the lawyer I want to hire is licensed to practice law in Illinois? Answer: The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (IARDC) compiles a list annually of lawyers who are licensed to practice law in Illinois. The public may access this information online at For more information about Illinois law, visit If you have a legal question, send it to Illinois Law Now is a series of newspaper and internet posts prepared by the Illinois State Bar Association that address legal issues of interest to the public. For additional information about the law, visit