Our online registration program allows you to pay your registration fee with a credit card, via a direct debit from your bank account or with a hard copy check. We currently offer American Express, MasterCard, and Visa.

We no longer assess a convenience fee for credit card payments.

The 2022 registration fee schedule appears below:

Active Status

Computing the time from the date you were first admitted to the bar in any jurisdiction in the United States, if you were admitted:

Before 01-01-2019


Between 01-01-2019 and 12-31-2020


Between 01-01-2021 and the present

       No Fee
Regardless of when you were admitted:  

If you are serving active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States

       No Fee

If you are serving as a justice, judge, associate judge or magistrate of a court of the U.S.A. or of the State of Illinois

       No Fee

If you are serving as a law clerk, secretary, or administrative assistant to a judge who is exempt from the fee

       No Fee

Inactive Status        $121.00
Retired Status


       No Fee
Penalty per month on unpaid fees assessed after January 31, 2022 (late fees not added until after January 31st, but will include January)  


*Includes the following mandatory fees: ARDC $210.00
Lawyers Trust Fund $95.00
  Lawyers Assistance Program
  Commission on Professionalism
  Client Protection Program
  Commission on Access to Justice $10.00

If you have any questions, please contact our Registration Department at registration@iardc.org or by telephone at (312) 565-2600 or, from within Illinois, at (800) 826-8625. You can also reach the Registration Department by facsimile at (312) 565-0997.