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The Columbus Bar Association (CBA) was formed in 1869 when twelve local lawyers would meet in a small cabin to collaborate on legal issues. From those humble beginnings, the Columbus Bar Association has grown into a 5,000 member organization. The CBA seeks to uphold the integrity of the legal profession, provides networking opportunities, and works to ensure the public has access to the courts.
The Columbus Bar Association has also made extraordinary efforts to focus on diversity with their diversity initiative program. This program is in collaboration between the Columbus Bar Association, the John Mercer Langston Bar Association, Ohio State Law School, and Capital Law School, which has resulted in attracting minority law students to Columbus and placing minority lawyers in firms throughout the area.
On top of the Columbus Bar Association’s extraordinary efforts in promoting diversity, they host numerous social events, CLEs, and seminars. On their event calendar there is usually something happening every day whether it is a luncheon, committee meeting, or administration of the notary public exam – there is no shortage of activity at the Columbus Bar Association. The CBA also offers resources for lawyers such as judicial profiles, legal research materials, an interpreter service, and an attorney referral service.
Membership in the Columbus Bar Association is open to lawyers, judges, law students, and paralegals. To become a member of this organization you need to fill out a membership application and pay an annual due which ranges from $37.00 to $125.00.
175 South Third Street, Suite 1100
Columbus, OH 43215-5193