Florida Bar Associations
Florida Bar Associations - Statewide
- Florida Bar, Tallahassee
The Florida Bar, with more than 80,000 members, is the statewide professional and regulatory organization for lawyers.CLE
- Attorneys' Bar Association of Florida, Hollywood
- Caribbean Bar Association (CBA), Miami
Association (“CBA”) is a South Florida voluntary bar organization that has grown from 25 to over 150 attorneys from the Caribbean-American community in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. The CBA includes attorneys working both in the public and private sector and practicing in several areas of the law, including but not limited to criminal and commercial litigation, administrative, family, immigration, business and corporate, insurance defense, medical malpractice, real estate, maritime, international, personal injury, land use/zoning law, among others.
- Colombian-American Bar Association (COLBAR), Coral Gables
255 Alhambra Circle - Suite # 705, Coral Gables 33134, Phone: (305)448-0511
The Colombian-American Bar Association is a voluntary bar Association dedicated to serving both The Colombian-American community and the community at large. COLBAR serves the community through programs designed to educate and connect members of the community who are interested in improving the administration of justice and bettering society.Association's Events
- Cuban American Bar Association, Miami
CABA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, voluntary bar association established in Miami in 1974. For over 30 years, our mission has been to serve the community and to improve the legal profession through greater diversity and equality of opportunity throughout Florida.
- Florida Bar Foundation, Orlando
The mission of The Florida Bar Foundation, a charitable organization established in 1956 by Florida lawyers and the Supreme Court of Florida, is to provide greater access to justice. The Foundation accomplishes its mission primarily through funding of programs that: Expand and improve representation and advocacy on behalf of low-income persons in civil legal matters; Improve the fair and effective administration of justice; and Promote service to the public by members of the legal profession by making public service an integral component of the law school experience.
- Florida Government Bar Association, Tallahassee
- Hispanic National Bar Association (Region VIII), Orlando
The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is an incorporated, non-profit, national association representing the interest of over 33,000 U.S. Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal professionals, legal assistants or paralegals, and law students in the United States. The mission of the HNBA is to improve the study, practice, and administration of justice for all by ensuring the meaningful participation of U.S. Hispanics in the legal profession.
- National Bar Association (Southwest Florida Chapter), Fort Myers
- Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida, Coral Gables
- South Asian Bar Association of Florida, Ft. Lauderdale
SABA Florida is dedicated to the advancement and development of attorneys interested in issues affecting the South Asian community. SABA Florida strives to promote the professional development of lawyers and law students with an interest in issues concerning the South Asian community; educate the South Asian community about relevant legal issues; expand and enhance business and professional opportunities for attorneys and law students with an interest in South Asian issues; increase the participation of South Asians in civic affairs and government; and facilitate the exchange of ideas and information regarding pro bono and other civic activities to the South Asian community.
- Winter Haven Women's Bar Association, Winter Haven
The Winter Haven Women's Bar Association is a voluntary bar association for lawyers in the Winter Haven and surrounding communities in Polk County. The group was formed in September of 1996 as a networking and professional exchange group.
Florida Bar Associations - Local
- Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida, Coral Gables
- Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Tampa Bay, Tampa Association's Events
- Bankruptcy Bar Association of Northern District of Florida, Tallahassee CLE
- Bankruptcy Bar Association of Southern District of Florida, Tamarac
- Bay County Bar Association, Panama City
- Brandon Bar Association, Brandon
The Brandon Bar was founded in 1987 and is the oldest professional legal association in Brandon. The philosophy of the Brandon Bar is a combination of a traditional approach to the practice of law combined with the use of modern technology to assist us in finding an attorney for you. This free service is an intrinsic part of the Brandon Bar in matching your needs with an attorney that can help you. Because of this policy we have been able to provide our community with attorney contact information and services in all legal matters. Our commitment is to professional excellence and plainspoken communications with you.
- Brevard County Bar Association (BCBA), Melbourne
Brevard County Bar Association Mission Statement: To promote professionalism, ethics and competence within the legal community; To advance improvements in the law and in the methods of its administration and practice; To educate its members and the general public in matters pertaining to the law and the profession; To assist in the delivery of competent and affordable legal services throughout Brevard County; and To encourage fellowship and collegiality among the members of the Association.
- Broward County Bar Association, Fort Lauderdale
The Broward County Bar Association, a not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1925 to foster courtesy, ethics, and professionalism among lawyers, to educate the citizens of Broward County on their legal rights, and to provide necessary legal services to Broward County's residents.
- Broward County Hispanic Bar Association (BCHBA), Fort Lauderdale
As a bar organization, our goal is to increase educational and professional opportunities to our community. The number of Hispanic lawyers in Broward County is also increasing. BCHBA will promote diversity in the legal profession. We will also continue our commitment to expand the number of Qualified Hispanic Judges in Broward County, since currently there are only 3 Hispanics Judges out of 78. Our goal is to have the composition of our local judiciary better resemble the diverse make-up of our community.
- Cape Coral Bar Association, Cape Coral
- Capital City Hispanic Bar Association, Tallahassee
- Caribbean Bar Association - Central Florida Chapter, Orlando
- Carrollwood Community Bar Association, Tampa
The Carrollwood Community Bar Association, Inc. was incorporated on February 2, 2000. The association is mainly composed of attorneys whose offices are in Northwest Hillsborough County. There is a category of associate members which consists of attorneys who may reside in the area but practice elsewhere, and non-attorney individuals and businesses which support the association's goals and objectives.
- Charlotte County Bar Association, Punta Gorda
- Citrus County Bar Association, Inverness
- Clay County Bar Association, Orange Park
Our focus this year will be to vision, plan, and prepare for our future role in this rapidly growing county.CLE
- Clearwater Bar Association, Clearwater
To provide the highest quality programs and services to meet the changing needs and interests of members. To promote professionalism and civility in the administration of justice. To improve the public understanding of the law, the legal system and the role of lawyers. To provide the opportunity for affordable legal services to all community residents. To work in partnership with the judiciary to improve the quality of the judicial system. To ensure an effective and financially secure association with enlightened governance and staff management practices. To encourage the pursuit of community service opportunities.
- Collier County Bar Association (CCBA), Naples
The mission of the Collier County Bar Association is to serve our members and the community, enhance the legal profession, and educate the public concerning the legal profession.CLE
- Collier County Women’s Bar Association (CCWBA), Naples
CCWBA strives (1) to foster relationships among women attorneys; (2) to foster referral sources; and (3) to provide women from different specialty areas a chance to meet other women attorneys. Membership is available to female and male lawyers and law students.
- Coral Gables Bar Association (CGBA), Coral Gables
The officers and directors of the Coral Gables Bar Association have spent many hours analyzing the Association's special competence and service to you and the community. We believe we have many roles in the legal and broader community in which we live.
- Dade County Bar Association, Miami
The Dade County Bar Association was incorporated in 1920 to advance the science of Jurisprudence, to promote reform in the law, to facilitate the administration of justice, to uphold the standard of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession, and to cultivate a spirit of cordiality and brotherhood among the members of the Bar.
- Daniel Webster Perkins Bar Association, Jacksonville
The Daniel Webster Perkins Bar Association, Inc., was named after the great pioneer who was one of the first African-Americans to practice law in Duval County, Florida. It's mission and purpose continues to be that of a change agent to improve the plight of the African-American community and to erase all affects of past and present discrimination.
- Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, Gainesville
The Eighth Judicial Circuit is one of twenty trial court circuits in the State of Florida. The circuit includes the counties of Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union, and stretches from the Gulf coast to the Georgia border, with a population of over 325,000. This circuit has twelve circuit judges and ten county court judges.
- Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association, Pensacola
Our mission is to engender fellowship among members of the Association; to maintain standards of the Bar; to foster and uphold respect for the laws of the State of Florida and of the United States; and to disseminate among members information from time to time as to current events in legal circles.
- F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association (CBA), West Palm Beach
To promote the personal and professional development of Blacks within the legal profession; to promote improvement in the law and in the method of its administration; to educate its members and the general public in matters pertaining to the law and the legal profession; to promote knowledge and understanding of the legal profession; and to cultivate professional ethics and networking opportunites among the members of the Cunningham Bar Association.
- Federal Bar Association (Broward County Chapter), Ft. Lauderdale
- Federal Bar Association (Ft. Myers Chapter), Fort Myers
- Federal Bar Association (Gainesville Chapter), Gainesville
- Federal Bar Association (Jacksonville Chapter), Jacksonville
- Federal Bar Association (Orlando Chapter), Orlando
- Federal Bar Association (Palm Beach County Chapter), West Palm Beach
- Federal Bar Association (South Florida Chapter), Miami
- Federal Bar Association (Southwest Florida Chapter), Fort Myers
- Federal Bar Association (Tampa Bay Chapter), Tampa
- Flagler County Bar Association, Palatka
- Florida Justice Association, Tallahassee
The Florida Justice Association (fja), Formerly The Academy Of Florida Trial Lawyers (aftl), Is Dedicated To Strengthening And Upholding Florida's Civil Justice System And Protecting The Rights Of Florida's Citizens And Consumers.CLE
- Fred G. Minnis Sr. Bar Association, Tampa
- Gadsden County Bar Association, Quincy
- George Edgecomb Bar Association, Tampa
The George Edgecomb Bar Association is Tampa's largest predominately African-American voluntary bar association. Founded in 1982, in memory of the late Honorable George E. Edgecomb, the George Edgecomb Bar Association is dedicated to the promotion and recognition of African Americans within the legal profession and the judiciary. Today, the Association's 100 members strive to maintain the ideals and principles George E. Edgecomb embodied during his brief but productive life.
- Hardee County Bar Association, Wauchula
- Hendry-Glades Bar Association, LaBelle
- Hernando County Bar Association (HCBA), Spring Hill
The HCBA is a non profit organization made up of attorneys practicing law in Hernando County. The Bar’s mission is to foster professionalism, serve members and enhance public access to the legal system through education and service.
- Hillsborough County Bar Association, Tampa
Our mission statement clearly states our dedication to community service- "…to inspire and promote respect for the law and the justice system through service to the legal profession and to the community."CLE
- Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida, Orlando
- Hispanic Bar Association of Northeast Florida, Jacksonville
- Hispanic Bar of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach
- Homestead Bar Association, Homestead
- Indian River County Bar Association, Vero Beach
The Indian River County Bar Association is a voluntary bar association which has served the Indian River County legal community since many years before 1984, the year of its incorporation. The Indian River County Bar Association members devote their energy, resources and attention to public services, charitable organizations, and informing the public of the importance and privilege of being a citizen of this country.
- Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association, Jacksonville
- Jacksonville Bar Association (JBA), Jacksonville
The Jacksonville Bar Association serves as the forum for our profession - willing to take action and try innovative ways to better serve our membership and the public in facing law-related community issues. Association membership will be all inclusive, inspiring members to participate regularly in Bar activities. Activities will be designed to promote the highest professionalism, unselfish service to the community, positive relations between the bench and the bar, and camaraderie among the members - ultimately, so that we all live up to the highest ideals of the profession at work and in the community.
- Jacksonville Beaches Bar Association, Jacksonville
- Jefferson County Bar Association, Monticello
- Josiah T. Walls Bar Association, Gainesville
- Lake County Bar Association, Mount Dora
- Lakeland Bar Association, Lakeland
- Lee County Bar Association (LCBA), Fort Myers
In principal and in practice, the Lee County Bar Association values and seeks diverse and inclusive participation within the legal profession, as well as our own Association. The Lee County Bar Association promotes involvement and access to leadership opportunity to all members regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, nationality or disability.CLE
- Manatee County Bar Association, Bradenton
The Manatee County Bar Association is located in Bradenton, Florida, along the shores of the Manatee River and the Gulf of Mexico, south of Tampa Bay. In 1963, when the association was officially incorporated, the stated purpose included “inculcating in its members the principles and duties of service to the public, improving the administration of justice and advancing the science of jurisprudence among the members; maintaining the highest standards in the profession of law in the County of Manatee and in the State of Florida; and maintaining and promoting social and recreational gatherings in order to provide for a cooperative spirit among the members of the Bar and their families.”
- Marion County Bar Association, Ocala
- Martin County Bar Association, Stuart
The Martin County Bar Association offers networking, social, educational and community service programs that are of benefit to all area attorneys, as well as our community.CLE
- Miami Beach Bar Association, Miami Beach
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To promote respect for the law and the justice system through service to the community and to the legal profession.
- Miami Lakes Bar Association, Miami Lakes
- Miami-Dade Justice Association (MDJA), Miami
The Miami-Dade Justice Association and its members are dedicated to the pursuit of justice, individual rights, access to Courts, education, and trial advocacy. Our mission is to actively protect the rights, health, and economic security of every citizen threatened by the malicious, careless, or criminal behavior of those who seek to escape responsibility for their conduct.
- Nassau County Bar Association, Fernandina Beach
- North Broward Bar Association, Pompano Beach
- Okaloosa-Walton County Bar Association, Shalimar
- Okeechobee Bar Association, Okeechobee
- Orange County Bar Association, Orlando
The mission of the Orange County Bar Association is to promote honor, dignity, truth, and professionalism within the legal community; to promote improvements in the law and aid in the administration of justice; to enhance the delivery of and access to quality legal services; to educate the public about the legal system; to provide for an inclusive bar; and to promote camaraderie, a forum for discussion on issues pertaining to the legal system and education for its members.CLE
- Osceola County Bar Association, Orlando
- Palm Beach County Bar Association, West Palm Beach
The Palm Beach County Bar Association is committed to a policy of inclusion and diversity with respect to the composition of its staff, its membership, the chairs and members of its committees, and its officers. Consistent with this policy of promoting inclusiveness and diversity, the Association does not discriminate against any individual because of such individual's actual or perceived race, color, national origin, citizenship status, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, familial status or responsibilities, U.S. Military or veteran status, or age.CLE
- Panhandle Bar Association, Marianna
- Pasco County Bar Association, Dade City
- Paul C. Perkins Bar Association, Orlando
In 1965, mayor Bob Carr of Orlando appointed Paul C. Perkins to the position of City Prosecutor. Assuming this position, Perkins became the first African American in the state to hold such high position. Paul's belief was that it was very important for all African Americans to participate in the justice system, and therefore achieve equality during the trials.
- Pinellas County Mid-County Bar Association, Seminole
- Sarasota County Bar Association (SCBA), Sarasota
The Sarasota County Bar Association is a voluntary not-for-profit association. As a leader of the local legal community, the Sarasota County Bar Association advances professionalism, promotes practice development, encourages public service, fosters fellowship and supports access to legal services for all.
- Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society, Longwood
Our program was commenced in 1975 to provide free quality legal advocacy to Seminole County's economically disadvantaged persons to improve their quality of life and enhance their self-sufficiency.
- South Broward Bar Association, Coral Gables
- South Miami Kendall Bar Association (SMBKA), Miami
The South Miami Kendall Bar Association was formed to allow the growing number of attorneys in the area to work together to provide legal assistance to the community, to provide support and guidance to lawyers in the area and to develop a working relationship between the members of the local bar.
- South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Boca Raton
The South Palm Beach County Bar Association is a Florida not for Profit voluntary bar association established in the year 1960. The organization was established to foster a shared commitment to excellence in the law, while enhancing the skills of it’s members through education, networking and community outreach. Each member is valued as we work and grow together as a group.
- St. Johns County Bar Association, St. Augustine
- St. Lucie County Bar Association, Fort Pierce
- St. Petersburg Bar Association, St. Petersburg
The mission of the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation is to fund, develop and promote efforts which enhance the legal profession and encourage better public understanding of and access to the judicial system.CLE
- Sumter County Bar Association, Bushnell
- T. J. Reddick Bar Association, Ft. Lauderdale
- Tallahassee Bar Association (TBA), Tallahassee
Our mission is to provide a means for the members of our association to establish a network of support and fellowship, as well as to provide a source of continuing education, and give back to the community that we live and work in by sponsoring community service projects. Thus our mission statement: Enhancing the Profession, Promoting Fellowship, Serving the Community.
- Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, Tampa
- Tampa Bay Hispanic Bar Association, Tampa
- Third Judicial Circuit Bar Association, Lake City
- Venice-Englewood Bar Association, Venice
- Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association (VHFCNBA), Miami
The VHFCNBA, an affiliate of the National Bar Association, was originally established in the 1950s with a mission of “ensuring access to the justice system; increasing economic parity for the less fortunate, underprivileged and disadvantage of our society; and educating the community (particularly, the Black Community) on the need for empowerment and self-determination.”CLE
- Volusia County Bar Association, Daytona Beach
The Association was incorporated as a non-profit corporation on December 21, 1971. The mission as stated in the original Articles reads as follows: "to maintain the honor and dignity of the legal profession; to regulate the practice of and promote improvements in the law and in the methods of its administration; to educate its members and the general public in matters pertaining to the law and to the legal profession; and to cultivate professional ethics and a spirit of brotherhood and good fellowship among the members of this corporation."CLE
- West Pasco Bar Association, New Port Richey
- Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association, Miami
The Mission of the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association is: To advocate for inclusion of people of color in every aspect of the legal profession; To increase enrollment, retention, and graduation of black law students; To foster and encourage professional excellence; To uphold the honor and integrity of the legal profession; and To protect the civil and human rights of all people.