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Affiliated Bar Services

The Department of Bar Services was developed with the primary goal of cultivating relationships with the local and specialty bars around the state. The Massachusetts Bar Association's Department of Bar Services supports the efforts of each of the affiliated bars, while strengthening relations among all of the groups.

Affiliated associations play a vital and irreplaceable role for the specific populations and communities they serve. There are currently 31 such associations with representatives on the MBA House of Delegates.

Get Linked*
Does your bar association have a website? If so, please forward the URL to Patricia Olier, bar services liaison at (617) 338-0596 and we'll post your address in the bar associations listing on the MBA website.

Support Services
Bar services can provide short- or long-term support in a variety of areas. If your organization needs help with a particular project or problem that is not listed below, contact our bar services liaison.

  • Meeting support
  • Meeting space
  • Member communications
  • Media relations

Affiliated Bar Spotlight
The Department of Bar Services wants to spotlight the good works, community events and professional gatherings of the MBA's affiliated bars. Please submit photos, member profiles, event highlights or story ideas for publication in the Bar Services sections of the Web site and Lawyers Journal. For more information, contact Patricia Olier, bar services liaison at (617) 338-0596.

Forms and Applications
Community Service Award Application
Bar Affiliation Application

Affiliated Bars
The following associations (unless otherwise indicated by **) have member representatives in the MBA House of Delegates. If you need contact information for any of these groups, contact Patricia Olier, bar services liaison.

  1. American Immigration Lawyers Association**
  2. Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts
  3. Bar Association of Norfolk County
  4. Barnstable County Bar Association
  5. Berkshire County Bar Association
  6. Boston Bar Association
  7. Bristol County Bar Association
  8. City Solicitors and Town Counsel Association
  9. Dukes County Bar Association
  10. Essex County Bar Association
  11. Federal Bar Association - Massachusetts Chapter
  12. Franklin County Bar Association
  13. Hampden County Bar Association
  14. Hampshire County Bar Association
  15. Justinian Law Society
  16. Juvenile Bar Association
  17. Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  18. Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys
  19. Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers
  20. Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association
  21. Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys**
  22. Massachusetts Criminal Defense Bar Association
  23. Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
  24. Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association
  25. Massachusetts Judges Conference**
  26. Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association
  27. Middlesex County Bar Association
  28. Nantucket County Bar Association
  29. National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys - Massachusetts Chapter
  30. Plymouth County Bar Association
  31. South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston
  32. The Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts
  33. Women's Bar Association
  34. Worcester County Bar Association

Affiliated Bar Calendar of Events
If you would like your event announced to legal professionals statewide, submit information to the MBA's Mass. Law Calendar.

*These services can be provided for a fee. For rate information, contact Pat Olier, bar services liaison.

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