Get involved in an MBA Member Group

The majority of Massachusetts Bar Association members belong to one or more sections, or the Young Lawyers Division, to keep current with developments in the law and expand contacts in the legal profession. Unlimited section membership is included as part of MBA membership.

The work of the sections is led by its councils, which are comprised of a chair, vice chair and members appointed by the MBA president. Sections typically develop more than 100 educational programs per year, and monitor and develop legislation, propose legislative positions to the House of Delegates, and participate in the development of legal publications, articles and special projects. MBA sections/division include:

Interested in joining a section council? Email the MBA Sections Administrator.

Practice Groups

For many section members, the primary way to become actively involved in a section is to join a practice group. The practice groups are as varied as the field of law, therefore, if your practice includes many facets of a specific section, you may join one or all practice groups in that section.

Practice groups can carry out much of the work of the sections, from organizing educational programs to compiling articles for Section Review, to reviewing legislation. Practice groups play an important role in the section as a whole and chairing a practice group is a great opportunity to make an impact on the profession.

Practice group members must be members of the MBA and members of the sponsoring section.

Current practice groups include:

Access to Justice

Business Law

Civil Litigation

Complex Commercial Litigation

Juvenile & Child Welfare Law

Labor & Employment

Probate Law

Real Estate Law

Workers' Compensation