About the Orange County Bar Association
Founded in 1933, the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) has served as the primary platform for attorneys in the Orlando, Florida area to convene, share information regarding their legal specializations, and provide crucial legal and community services to residents in the surrounding regions. With over 3,250 voluntary members, the OCBA boasts accomplished legal professionals who have gained recognition at the regional, state, and national levels for their professionalism, integrity, and expertise in the field.
The Orange County Bar Association is dedicated to meeting the legal needs of low-income residents, the working poor, children, and disadvantaged groups with special needs in the community through its support of the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc. The Legal Aid Society was established by OCBA leadership in the 1960’s to fulfill the Bar’s strongly-held value of ensuring access to justice for all. The needs were – and continue to be – multiple and widespread. The relationship between the OCBA and the Legal Aid Society is unique in the nation. As a requirement of OCBA membership, attorney members must take two pro bono cases annually, make a financial contribution, or undertake specific community projects through the Legal Aid Society. It is just one indication of the OCBA’s commitment to the community.
The OCBA continues to build on its history and reputation as a vital organization that prioritizes the needs and welfare of its members and the community. The association continues to extend a warm welcome to attorneys and legal professionals in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties to take part in its initiatives. Both existing and prospective members value the diverse range of programs, committees, and opportunities for public service that the OCBA offers, which can aid in the advancement of their career and personal aspirations. We encourage you to peruse our website and discover the numerous advantages of joining the Orange County Bar Association.