Since the late 1700's, when John Adams and other prominent Boston lawyers organized meetings in Beacon Hill taverns and coffeehouses, the Boston Bar Association has been the hub of the legal profession -- a strong community committed to education, public service, and access to justice.

Today, 12,000 of your colleagues enjoy the benefits of BBA membership. Big-firm partners, solo and boutique lawyers, affinity bar leaders, in-house counsel, regulators, legal aid attorneys, court personnel, law faculty, and others number our ranks.

Long established as an opinion leader in the law, we are also the leading metropolitan bar association in the area of professional development, hosting over 500 programs each year. We have earned national recognition for our electronic publications and innovative public service programs.

Join the BBA today!

Manage My Membership

If your firm, corporation, law school or organization is a sponsor of the BBA, your membership is free! Contact Member Services at membership@bostonbar.org today to access your free membership.

To view the BBA membership application, click here.

To view the BBA member dues table, click here.

The benefits of BBA membership are countless. When you join now, in addition to joining Boston’s leading community of lawyers, you’ll gain access to:

The Best in Continuing Legal Education

The BBA offers our members 450+ free practice-area and professional development programs every year to keep you updated on evolving areas of law and help you build your business development skills. The BBA brings together experts and influencers to keep your practice on the cutting edge. BBA members also receive exclusive discounts on in-depth, CLE-credit bearing programs and our 14 major industry-focused conferences.

Professional Liability and Other Insurance

USI Affinity

The BBA partners with USI Affinity to meet our members' insurance needs.

We have secured significant discounts and excellent personal service for our members, helping you to simplify business management concerns and focus on your practice. We offer:

  • Professional liability coverage
  • Medical insurance
  • Auto and home insurance
  • Life and disability income insurance

For more information, please visit the Boston Bar Association Insurance Program website or contact Mike Mooney of USI Boston at 855.USI.0100 PIN 800 or Mike.Mooney@usiaffinity.com.

Translation Services

Rapport International

Rapport International provides precise professional foreign language translation services in over 100 languages to help you improve your global communications locally. Rapport’s highly qualified and experienced professionals are native language speakers and professionally trained. Rapport’s legal translators understand the U.S. legal system as well as the legal systems in their native countries. They have experience working for law firms, investigators, courthouses, and government agencies. BBA members receive a 5% discount.

Call Answering Services

Ruby Receptionists

Attorneys understand the necessity of answering each and every call, and Ruby Receptionists provides you with a personalized answering service.You can enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that Ruby is always there to answer your calls in a friendly and professional manner, while appreciating the flexibility of being able to work where and when you want. Ruby can be customized to collect specific information from clients, and the service is available in English and Spanish. BBA members receive a 5% discount for all plans and overage minutes.

Lawyer Referral Service

Lawyer Referral Service

The BBA’s Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) matches pre-screened clients with participating attorneys, generating $1.5 million a year in client fees for BBA members. The BBA’s LRS has been trusted by the public for more than 60 years. For more information, please contact Solana Goss, LRS Operations Manager, at 617.778.1978 or sgoss@bostonbar.org.

Practice Management Software

Whether you’re seeking a platform for client and matter management, financial administration, billing, timekeeping, data security, cloud storage, mobile access, client communication, or all of the above, there is practice management software that’s right for you. The BBA encourages our members to explore three providers we’ve partnered with in order to find which one best suits their needs and budgets.

Clio

Clio is cloud-based law practice management system that offers all you need to run a law practice from intake to invoice. Clio is accessible any time from any device and integrates with hundreds of leading web apps. BBA members will receive a free 7-day trial and 10% discount.

MyCase

MyCase is an easy-to-use, cloud-based practice management platform that helps you manage cases, track time, automate billing, and communicate with your clients. Training and support is free. BBA members receive a 10% discount.

LEAP

LEAP is a premium desktop and cloud-based legal practice management, case management, and accounting solution for your small law firm. Offering a large form database and access to a website platform, marketing plan services, payment processing, online appointment scheduling and more, LEAP proudly specializes in solo practitioners and small firms. BBA members new to LEAP receive a 10% discount for their first year.

Student Debt Consolidation

SoFi

Student debt consolidation services are ideal if you’re seeking to lower your interest rates and streamline your repayment into just one monthly amount. BBA members will receive a $300 sign-up bonus and low rates depending on income and creditworthiness. Attorneys who refinance with SoFi save an average of $431 per month. SoFi also offers refinancing BBA members career counseling and unemployment protection, among other perks.

Office Space

BBA members have complimentary use of convenient office and conference space on Beacon Hill. Need a quiet place to meet a client in the city? Looking for a centralized space to host a small meeting? Let the BBA be your office away from the office – it’s as easy as making a reservation today! To learn more please click here.

ABA Retirement Plan

ABA Retirment Funds Program

The ABA Retirement Funds Program provides affordable 401(k) plans with no out-of-pocket expenses exclusively to law firms of all sizes, even solos. The Program offers plan design flexibility, a broad range of investment options, full-service administration, and professional fiduciary services. Contact the ABA Retirement Funds Program at 866.812.3580 or visit www.abaretirement.com for more information and a prospectus.

Payment Processing

LawPay makes it easy and cost-effective for you to accept payments from all major credit cards. With LawPay, you can collect payments in the office, through their website, and on the go. No matter where you get paid, LawPay ensures complete protection of your client trust accounts, in compliance with both State and ABA guidelines for accounting. Depending on volume processed, BBA members that open a LawPay account by October 31 will receive a 3-month free trial.

Questions about any of these member benefits? Need help accessing a benefit? Please contact Membership Coordinator Tara Trask at 617.778.1984 or ttrask@bostonbar.org.