Jamaican Bar Association

The Jamaican Bar Association was formed on the 16th January 1973. It is a voluntary organisation comprised of Attorneys-at-Law called to the Jamaican Bar.

The objectives of the Jamaican Bar Association are to:

  • Strive for the maintenance and strengthening of the Rule of Law and Human Rights
  • To protect the independence of Judges and Attorneys-at-Law
  • To work towards law reform and the improvement of our legal system 
  • To offer service to our system of justice and to those in need or our aid and protection
  • To foster basic and continuing legal education; and
  • To promote the integrity and good name of the legal profession in Jamaica

Membership is voluntary and as at April 2012, there were over 1,200 members. The Association is not a regulatory or disciplinary body. It has no power to hear complaints against Attorneys, even if they are members of the Association.