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The largest voluntary state bar in the country, the Illinois State Bar Association nearly 30,000 members. It shapes legislation, educates the public, provides professional services to lawyers, and supports the courts and the rule of law. The ISBA is concerned with bringing those who practice law without a license to justice. The Illinois State Bar Association was organized on January 4, 1877, and originally led by Anthony Thornton – a contemporary of Abraham Lincoln.