About Us

Who we are

Bahamas Bar Association

Established in 1971, the Bahamas Bar Association is the largest professional organisation in the country. With over 1,000 attorneys, the Association works to provide oversight to the legal profession and educate the public about their rights in terms of legal representation.

There are several components of the Bar Association:

  1. The Bar Council – which governs the Association, appoints members of the Ethics Committee, and meets the obligations of the Legal Professional Act.
  2. The Ethics Committee – which manages complaints against attorneys.
  3. The administrative office – which manages the day-to-day affairs of the Association and provides support to lawyers and the general public.

Membership in the Bahamas Bar Association is mandatory for attorneys, but limited to Bahamian citizens. Attorneys of other nationalities can become registered associates.

The Bar Association organises Call Days, to call new attorneys to the Bahamas Bar. It also hosts seminars and workshops for attorneys, and legal aid clinics for the general public.

If you have a question or need help, the Bar Association office is open Monday – Thursday, 9am-5pm, and Friday 9am – 3pm. Closed on Saturday, Sundays and holidays.

If you’re a member of the Bar and need to update your information or register for an event, click here. If you’re a member of the general public and would like to get in touch, click here.

Our Services

Members Directory

Use our directory to search current members of the Bahamas Bar Association.

Join the Bar

Membership in the Bahamas Bar Association is mandatory for attorneys practicing law in The Bahamas.

Pay Member, Seminar & Webinar Fees

If you’re a member of the Bar and need to pay your dues or register for events, click here.

File a Complaint

Have a complaint about your attorney? Read this page to learn how to bring it to the Ethics Committee.

Kahlil D. Parker QC
President of The Bahamas Bar Association

Notice:

Are you an existing member of The Bahamas Bar Association?

Visit the membership portal form to update information such as:

  • Professional contact information
  • Add or update your emergency contact
  • Current employment information