The Baton Rouge Bar Association has been serving the legal profession and the public for more than 85 years. It is one of the largest voluntary bar associations in the State of Louisiana with a membership of over 2500 lawyers and is considered to be one of the most active and innovative bar associations in the United States.
The BRBA is managed by its officers and board of directors who are elected by the membership. The organization has an executive director with a staff of ten and holds a designated seat on the American Bar Association House of Delegates.
The membership is a cross-section of lawyers from the greater Baton Rouge area and surrounding parishes, from solo practitioners to members of some of the largest law firms in the state. Our committees and board of directors represent all aspects of the profession, as well as, all levels and areas of practice.
Vision of the Baton Rouge Bar Association
In May 2010 the BRBA Board of Directors adopted the following vision statement:
In three years, the Baton Rouge Bar Association will be a diverse mix of young energy and old traditions in service to members, the community and the legal profession.
The purpose and mission of Baton Rouge Bar Association shall be:
To advance the rule of law
To promote the administration of justice
To uphold the honor of the Courts and the legal profession
To foster cordial relationships among its members
To encourage and promote continuing legal education for its members
To promote the welfare of the profession and the well-being of its members.
To assist in making legal services available to those who are unable to afford legal assistance and representation.
In 1991, the BRBA was the first local bar in the state of Louisiana to adopt a code of professionalism. To access the code, click here.