About Us

Who we are

Bahamas Bar Association

Established in 1971, the Bahamas Bar Association is the largest professional organisation in the country. With well over 1,000 attorneys, the Association works to promote, preserve, and provide regulatory oversight to the legal profession and protect the Rule of Law and the Administration of Justice in The Bahamas.

There are several components of the Bar Association:

  1. The Bar Council,which governs the Association, appoints members of the Ethics Committee and Disciplinary Tribunal, and ensures that the Association continues to meet its obligations under the Legal Profession Act.
  2. The Ethics Committee, which considers complaints against Attorneys.
  3. The Bar’s 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 is limited to Bahamian citizens. However, Attorneys of other nationalities may be Specially Admitted for particular matters or become Registered Associates if appropriately qualified.

Members of The Bahamas Bar Association attend The Annual Red Mass at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Street, January 8, 2023

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 KC
President of The Bahamas Bar Association


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