Division for Bar Services

The Division for Bar Services helps build the capacity of the organized bar. We are state, local and special-focus bars’ primary connection to the ABA, and provide outstanding programs and time-saving resources for bar leaders.

Bar News and Critical Issues

The division’s publications and social media channels highlight important news and trends impacting the organized bar.


ABA Bar Leadership Institute
Learn more about BLI 2022!

State and Local Bar Pandemic Response
Review data on how bar associations are dealing with the pandemic.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Check out our favorite diversity and inclusion resources for bar associations.

COVID-19 Resources
Peruse our resource page on maintaining business operations while dealing with a disaster or pandemic, including COVID-19.

Bar Leader Magazine
Our bi-monthly online news magazine covers issues and trends that affect you as a bar association leader.

Bar Leader Weekly
Stay up to date with the latest bar association news and key issues in the legal profession.

State & Local Bar Benchmarks Survey
Bring your officers and boards up to speed on trends and compare your bar with your peers.

What We Do

Clearinghouse & Policy Library

Through its information clearinghouse and policy library, the division shares best practices, policies and other key governing and administrative information.

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Leadership Development

The Division for Bar Services is committed to developing courageous and collaborative bars leaders throughout the United States and abroad. Here’s how we do it.

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Consulting & Advisory Services

Trained facilitators with extensive bar expertise assist organizations with strategic planning, board development, membership surveys and succession planning.

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Support Programs and Resources for Bar Leaders

Your tax-deductible donation contributes directly to the Division’s program and scholarship funds.

Bar Services Spotlight

About Bar Services

The Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services and the Division for Bar Services help your bar reach its goals. We are your connection to the ABA, with outstanding programs and resources for bar leaders.

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Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services