Who We Are

Since its inception in 1872, the Cincinnati Bar Association (CBA) has addressed and served the needs of the Cincinnati community. The CBA stands firm in its belief that the law is for the people. By providing legal education, various legal programs, referral services, and many community service projects, the CBA continues its commitment to its members, the legal profession, and the residents of the Greater Cincinnati community.

Facts at a glance:

  • First CBA President - Alphonso Taft
  • One of the oldest and largest metro bar associations in the United States
  • Current membership of more than 4,500, including attorneys, paralegals and other legal professionals
  • More than 60 professional practice and board level committees
  • 90-100 annual continuing legal education programs
  • Dozens of programs/events designed to serve the needs of the community
  • The CBA's charitable heart, the Cincinnati Bar Foundation, was founded in 1961 and is a fully independent law related public charitable organization serving the Greater Cincinnati area
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