About the Orange County Bar Association

History

Founded in 1933, the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) has been the primary vehicle for area attorneys to meet, exchange information related to their legal specialty areas, and provide valuable legal and community services to residents in surrounding communities. The OCBA is a 3,500+-member voluntary association in Orlando, Florida. The OCBA is proud to claim members who have achieved regional, state, and national recognition for their professionalism, integrity, knowledge, and just application of the law.

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.

Today

The OCBA continues to build on its history and reputation as a vital organization that serves the needs and interests of its members and the community by welcoming the participation of attorneys and other legal professionals in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties. Current and new members appreciate the wide variety of programs, committees, and public service opportunities that will enhance their career and personal goals. We invite you to browse our website and discover the benefits of belonging to the Orange County Bar Association.