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The Cincinnati Bar Association serves Greater Cincinnati’s attorneys and the community as a whole with a variety of services including education for attorneys, registration and certification for notaries public and recourse for clients who wish to file a grievance against a lawyer. In addition, the CBA connects the public to lawyers with the Lawyer Referral Service. The CBA serves the business community with its own arbitration service, featuring local attorneys with arbitration expertise.

Lawyer Referral Service (LRS)

The LRS can refer you to an attorney to assist with your legal need.

File a Complaint (Grievance)

Learn more about filing a complaint against an attorney.


Find out more information on becoming or renewing a notary public in Ohio.

Legal Directory

Search the CBA directory for legal professionals.

Job Bank

The CBA’s Job Bank connect job seekers with local career opportunities.


Cincinnati Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Service (CBADR) is an all-inclusive ADR Service.


The CBA offers a multitude of ways to target your message to more than 4,000 members of the Greater Cincinnati legal community.


The CBA Ethics & Professional Responsibility Committee can help you interpret your obligations under the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct.

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CBA Report Articles

The CBA Report is a membership publication designed to inform readers about issues and concerns of the local legal community. The Report focuses on current events in the law, as well topics of general interest to the Greater Cincinnati legal community.


July/August 2024 CBA Report

  • Then & Now: What’s Next for Law Firms
  • Local Lawyers turn Reds Podcasters
  • Meet the New CBA Trustees


May/June 2024 CBA Report

  • Emails from Another’s Account as Evidence

  • Lawyers Can improve Their Mental Well-Being

  • Hamilton County Commercial Docket Returns


March/April 2024 CBA Report

  • Property Value Explosion

  • Specialty Dockets

  • Social and Criminal Justice Committee


Membership has it's benefits. Find out how you can join today!


  • Networking and Educational opportunities
  • Special pricing options on CLE programming
  • Membership in the Young Lawyers Section
  • Special Law Student events geared to support you in your career.
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  • Connect with nearly 4,000 attorneys practicing in every area of the law
  • Leadership and community engagement opportunities
  • Access and listing to online and print legal directory
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  • Connect with hundreds of other legal professionals.
  • 50% Discount
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  • Committee and Practice Group Membership
  • Professional and social networking experiences
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  • Connect your business to attorneys and legal professionals.
  • CBA Legal Directory, Cincinnati’s guidebook to attorneys
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Our members share why they belong to the CBA:

  • Jeff Levine Strauss Troy Co. LPA

    "I am a member of the CBA because I can better serve my clients when I have close familiarity with fellow leaders of Cincinnati’s legal community and frequent developments taking place across all firms and practice areas."

  • Hon. Karen L. LitkovitzUS District Court - Sourthern District of Ohio

    "The CBA provides opportunities for meaningful collaboration with local attorneys and law students on important issues involving diversity and inclusion in the Cincinnati legal community."

  • Jabari A. Shaw Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP

    "I am a member of the CBA because it is a great way to engage with members of Cincinnati’s legal community. To me, CBA membership means I have access to and am a member of a community of lawyers dedicated to seeing our profession and our professionals thrive in our city."

Our Leadership

The Cincinnati Bar Association's Board of Trustees represents the governing body of the association. 

Local attorneys volunteer their time to serve on the board. Current officers members include the following attorneys: