About Us

The Houston Bar Association’s 11,800+ member attorneys have a continued commitment to serving the legal profession and the community.

Established in 1870, the Association’s purpose was to maintain high standards in the legal profession and provide legal education for Harris County attorneys. Today, the HBA, the fifth largest metropolitan bar association in the nation, still adheres to those basic principles, but has expanded its goals to include public service and better access to legal services for all citizens in the Greater Houston area. Continuing Legal Education and professional development programs for attorneys are second to none. HBA members contribute nearly 40,000 volunteer hours to community service projects each year.

The HBA is a non-profit organization supported solely by member dues. In 1982, the HBA established the Houston Bar Foundation, a charitable vehicle through which many of the HBA’s community service projects are funded.