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The Cincinnati Bar Association serves Greater Cincinnati’s legal professionals at all stages of their careers, and represents close to 4,000 lawyers, judges, and law students, working together to promote the integrity of, access to, and need for a fair and equitable legal process, while boosting the public's confidence in the judicial system and removing barriers to justice.  In addition, the CBA helps the greater Cincinnati community by providing services including education for attorneys, training and certification for notaries public, and through partnership with one of the most active nonprofit bar foundations in the state.  In addition, the CBA connects the public to lawyers through the Lawyer Referral Service, receiving close to 15,000 calls every year. For businesses, the CBA provides an affordable, local arbitration service, featuring highly skilled and experienced local attorneys with arbitration expertise.

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Our Services

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

The LRS maintains a panel of more than 250 attorneys and makes complimentary referrals in most areas of the law. Referrals can be made to an attorney located in a specific neighborhood.

File a Complaint

The CBA is authorized by the Supreme Court of Ohio to investigate grievances from the public with respect to their attorney and to investigate any wrongdoing.


The CBA serves as the administrator for all notaries public in Hamilton County, Ohio.


Need help sorting out an ethical quandary? CBA Ethics & Professional Responsibility Committee can help you interpret your obligations under the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct.

Job Bank

Looking for career opportunities in the Cincinnati legal field? Then you've come to the right place! The CBA's Job Bank connects job seekers with local career opportunities.


The CBA Arbitration Service, or CBAAS, provides binding arbitration services for parties who wish to resolve civil disputes out of court.


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

Legal Directory

Search the CBA directory for legal professionals.

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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.


December 2018: The Future of Trials

  • Navigating Social Media in the Law
  • HRAs
  • Google Search Tips
  • Family Visitation Center


November 2018: A New Path to Family Court

  • Cincinnati Bar Foundation
  • Negotiation Notes & Mediation Minutes
  • 2019 Health Plan Issues
  • Pro Bono Hero: Philip J. Schworer


October 2018: Machine Learning Technology

  • Out-Of-Network Healthcare
  • Etymology 101
  • Social Media Video and the law
  • Constitution for a Visual Age


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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:

  • Elizabeth Stegeman Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

    "To meet and stay engaged with lawyers across the legal profession"

  • Jabari Shaw Jabari Shaw Law LLC

    "To network with fellow attorneys and to stay connected to the local law schools."

  • John E. Stillpass John E. Stillpass, Attorneys at Law

    "It's the voice of OUR profession!"

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: