Frequently Asked Questions

For Attorneys

How do I apply to join the Bahamas Bar Association?

If you are a Bahamian citizen you will use the Application for General Admission. If you are a foreign citizen looking to represent a client in The Bahamas you will use the Application for Special Admission. These links will take you to pages with detailed information on the requirements for each type of application. more

Where can I pay my membership dues?

Pay your dues here.

How much are my dues?

Up to 5 years from your call date, dues are $250/annum. Six to 10 years from your call date dues are $350/annum. Over 10 years from your call date, dues are $500/annum.

Where can I register for a seminar?

No seminars are available to register for at the moment.

I’ve lost my ID card. What do I do now?

Request a new ID card here.

How can I change the name on my ID card?

Request a new ID card here.

Can I reserve a conference room?

Yes, active members can book the conference room at a rate of $450 per day. This includes coffee, tea, tables and chairs. You can also book the library for free. Please contact our office to reserve either room. more

How can I file a complaint against another attorney?

Fill out this form to be submitted to the Ethics Marshall, who will process and send it to the Ethics Committee. Click here for more information on lodging complaints.

Frequently Asked Questions

For General Public

I want to hire a lawyer but I’m not sure whether they’re fully qualified. How can I find out?

You can search all current members of the Bahamas Bar in our directory, using their first name, last name, or the date they were called to the Bar. You could also search lawyers according to their seniority by viewing the Call List.

What is a registered associate?

A registered associate is an attorney who has been called to the Bar of another country, and has been given special admission to the Bahamas Bar. Only Bahamian citizens can be called to the Bar of The Bahamas. Registered associates are able to work within existing firms in The Bahamas and serve under another Bahamian attorney. more

When is the Bahamas Bar Association office open? How can I reach you?

Our office is on the corner of Mackey Street and Claire Road, open Monday – Thursday, 9am-5pm and Friday, 9am-3pm. You can call us at (242)393-3220, or email us at [email protected] more

Can I file a complaint against my attorney?

Yes, after you have exhausted all attempts to resolve matters yourself. Complete the form on this page in full. Attach any supporting documents (e.g. receipts); additionally, submit this package to both the Ethics Committee and your attorney. Your complaint will be kept confidential and reviewed by the Ethics Committee. For more information about filing a complaint, visit File a Complaint.

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