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Welcome New Lawyers

Congratulations on passing the bar! Welcome to the Massachusetts Bar Association, the largest voluntary bar association in the commonwealth. As our gift to welcome you to the legal community, the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) is excited to offer you a FREE MBA membership!

Sign up today to take advantage of the many valuable resources the MBA offers, which can help you navigate your first few years of practice and beyond.

Join for FREE by creating an MBA account or logging into your current MBA account and updating your bar information. If you have any trouble logging in with your personal MBA ID or email address and password, please email member services or call (617) 338-0561 and we will be happy to assist you.

Networking Opportunities

The MBA provides many networking opportunities to our members both online, hybrid and in-person. Attend a social event, a conference, a section council or young lawyers division meeting and so much more to connect with your MBA peers. 

My Bar Access

My Bar Access

A combination of social networking, member-created content and imperative bar resources in one easy-to-access location. Exclusively offered to members, My Bar Access allows members to form a community and remain in contact. 

Sections & Divisions

Sections & Divisions

Join one or more of the MBA's sections or Young Lawyers Division — specialty groups that focus on a unique area of law. Enjoy unlimited sections with your membership. Expand your networking circle and get involved in areas you are most passionate about. 

Networking Events

Networking Events

Mingle and network with other lawyers at relaxed and fun networking events held all over the state. Find the latest information and register for upcoming events on the MBA's Events Calendar.

Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Programs, Meetings & Events

Designed for attorneys in practice for 10 years or less, and provides the professional tools that newer practitioners need to excel within their careers, including continuing legal education and networking opportunities. Check out our upcoming YLD sponsored programs: 

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Membership Advantages

The Massachusetts Bar Association provides exclusive benefits and services to sharpen your practice and manage your work-life balance. Take a look some of the MBA’s membership benefit here.

Volunteer and Pro Bono Services

Volunteering and pro bono service are important parts of being an attorney in Massachusetts. The MBA offers many opportunities for our members to give back to the community, including through our Dial-A-Lawyer, Elder Law Education, Law Day, Mock Trial  and Tiered Community Mentoring programs, plus other events organized throughout the year. If you are interested in participating, please contact us at

Join the MBA Leadership AcademyOYL24-WEB

The MBA Leadership Academy is commitment to cultivating leaders who work diligently toward the improvement of our profession and our society, the MBA has developed a Leadership Academy to better prepare young attorneys to assume leadership roles at the bar, in their firms or organizations, and in government.

Click here to learn more about the Leadership Academy.


If you need any assistance, please email member services or call (617) 338-0561
and we will be happy to assist you!