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 2024 registration fee schedule appears below:

Active Status

Computing the time from the date you were admitted to the Illinois bar, if you were admitted:

Before 01-01-2021


Between 01-01-2021 and 12-31-2022


Between 01-01-2023 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

Email registration@iardc.org to request any of the forgoing fee exemptions.

Inactive Status $121.00

Retirement Status No Fee
Reinstatement Fees pursuant to Rule 756 (i) $25.00 per month,
subject to a $600 cap


*Includes the following mandatory fees: ARDC $210.00

Lawyers Trust Fund $95.00
  Client Protection Program
  Commission on Professionalism
  Lawyers' Assistance Program

  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.