The Baton Rouge Bar Association mails a professionally produced magazine (Around the Bar) to its membership 10 times a year. No issue is produced in July or August. This legal journal includes substantive legal articles, interviews with local judges and attorneys, feature stories, book reviews and various columns. In addition, information of note to our members, such as upcoming events, CLE opportunities and deadlines are listed.

Printed advertising (display and classfied) is available in the magazine to defray the cost of printing and shipping. Subscription of Around the Bar is a member-benefit.

Around the Bar magazine is in its 28th year of publication and is edited by a group of volunteers. Editor:  Edward J. Walters Jr.; Assistant Editors: Vincent P. Fornias, Gail S. Stephenson and Art Vingiello. Editorial and topic decisions of the magazine are steered by the BRBA Publications Committee, chaired by Edward J. Walters Jr. The staff liaison to the Publications Committee is Pamela Labbe, who coordinates and designs the magazine. Questions? The current issue, along with archived issues of the magazine, are available as .PDFs within this website. See the AROUND THE BAR tab to view.

For information on article submission, advertising or deadlines, contact Pamela Labbe at 225-214-5560 or

For a copy of our advertising rate sheet, please see our Around the Bar Advertising Rate Sheet.