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About the Boston Bar Association

The Boston Bar Association is the Commonwealth’s premier legal institution, bringing together the brightest and most influential people to lead at the forefront of the profession.

Our mission is to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, facilitate access to justice, foster a diverse and inclusive professional community, and serve the community at large.

Headquartered at 16 Beacon Street in the historic Chester Harding House, the BBA has more than 15,000 members drawn from private practice, corporations, government agencies, legal aid organizations, the courts, and law schools

Today, the Boston Bar Association is governed by a Council of 34 members and has 24 sections and more than 100 committees dedicated to substantive areas of law as well as issues such as delivery of legal services and diversity and inclusion. Meet our Officers & Council Members or learn more about our Mission & Advocacy.

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