The Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA) was founded in 1931 to advocate for justice in the community and to assist its lawyer members reach and exceed the highest levels of legal skills and ethics.
Today, this revered institution has over 5,600 members practicing in all areas of the law and throughout the Los Angeles region, who share a commitment to professional excellence and service. It is the largest voluntary bar association in the State (that is not a county bar association), and the fifth largest metropolitan bar association in California.
For more than eight decades, BHBA lawyers have enjoyed the sense of solidarity with their distinguished peers that membership brings; the sense of accomplishment that professional advancement produces; and the sense of selflessness that public service engenders.
They participate in the work of the Association through its Sections, Committees, task forces, and the Barristers. And they find plenty of time for networking and socializing at our many parties and events.
Achieving Our Mission
Our Mission: To serve our members, to lead our profession, and to advocate for justice in our community.
We Serve: To enhance our members’ ability to serve their clients, the Beverly Hills Bar Association produces more than 200 continuing legal education programs and special events in nearly all substantive areas of the law. The Association’s abundant calendar boasts frequent professional and leadership growth opportunities, networking events, pro bono services, public service programs, and legislative advocacy activities.
We Lead: The Beverly Hills Bar Association is nationally recognized as a leading bar association, and as an active, activist group. We take pride in developing leadership qualities within our membership, and in our willingness to take action to uphold and enhance the law – in our own communities, and far beyond. Our leadership positions have included acting on behalf of Pakistanis when their constitution was suspended, and in favor of same-sex marriage in California, where the Supreme Court opinion mirrored our lead amicus brief.
We Advocate: Our robust advocacy efforts are rooted in the Association’s depression-era origins, and continue daily though the legal services our members provide to the underserved. We are perhaps best known for founding Public Counsel in 1970. The first and largest pro bono public interest law firm in the United States, Public Counsel now assists nearly 10,000 indigent and unrepresented clients annually.
Our Vision: A world in which there is justice for everyone.