Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 Licenses
Illinois Supreme Court 711 license applications are available on the web site at http://www.state.il.us/court/Administrative/Forms/default.htm.
A Juris Doctor student currently in good standing who has earned credits that represent at least three-fifths (52 credits) of the credits required for graduation (86 credits) may be eligible for a 711 license. A JD graduate of the College of Law may also qualify for a 711 license if s/he (1) has not yet had an opportunity to take the first Bar examination scheduled after s/he graduates, or (2) has taken the Bar exam but has not received the results, or (3) has taken and passed the Bar examination but has not yet been sworn in as a member of the Illinois bar.
711 licenses are not available for students who work for private law firms. The 711 license is available for work with (1) a legal aid bureau, legal assistance program, organization or clinic chartered by the State of Illinois or approved by a law school approved by the American Bar Association. (2) the Office of the Public Defender, or (3) a law office of the State or any of its subdivisions.
- Complete the top section of the application.
- Enter your name and address.
- Attach a recent 1" x 1" photograph.
- Give the application to the attorney who will supervise you and have that supervisor complete the bottom section of the form. That portion of the application must include the agency name and address, type of agency, name and signature of supervisor, date signed, and law student's signature.
- Give the form to Natasha Hatchett in room 951A O'Malley. She will send the form to the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.
- Processing time is 2 -3 weeks. The license will be mailed to your home address.