Columbus Bar Association Membership

Be a part of your neighborhood bar

Let the Columbus Bar help you sharpen your skills, make connections, stand out in the local legal community, find new clients, save money on essential services, and more.

Click here to join online or download a membership application.

Why join the Columbus Bar Association?

New! FREE Photo Session & Headshot

Members get a free 30-minute photo session and professional headshot every two years, plus discounts on video and audio services in the CBA Media Studio.

FREE Legal Research

Columbus Bar attorney and practicing paralegal members have access to unlimited, free legal research from Fastcase.

CLE Easy Pass and Free New Lawyer Training

CBA members save 25% on Columbus Bar CLE programming. For even bigger savings on CLE, members can purchase CLE Easy Pass (12 CLE hours for $175) or Online CLE Easy Pass (12 online CLE hours for $225). Your CLE Easy Pass is valid during your Columbus Bar membership year.

Members admitted in 2020 and 2021 receive 12 hours of FREE New Lawyer Training.


Committee involvement is a great way to stay on top of the current issues and trends affecting the areas of law you care about most. Committees also provide opportunities for volunteer and leadership roles, as well as social gatherings and networking (including Committees & Cocktails, a monthly event for CBA members providing a casual networking opportunity and free beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks).

New! Learning Library

The CBA's new Learning Library (available to members only) contains instructional videos on a wide range of legal topics. These videos are not for CLE credit, but are intended to help you develop core competency in a variety of practice areas - including domestic law, probate, real estate, and more. Check back often as videos will be added frequently.


Columbus Bar members have access to many types of insurance coverage including professional liability insurance, health, dental, vision, disability, long term care and more. Members in small firms can access high-quality health plans with large group rates.

Practice Management Tools

Take advantage of these resources to keep your office running smoothly: the Practice Management Center provides checklists, whitepapers, videos, and other tools designed to help you build and maintain a successful, thriving legal practice. Central Ohio Docs provides access to a cloud-based library of automated legal forms.

As a feature of the Practice Management Center, we're offering members access to one-hour, live webinars on topics related to technology and the practice of law.

Strengthen Your Online Profile

Every month, 17,000 people search for a lawyer in our widely-used Digital Directory, and CBA members receive an enhanced profile for free. Make your profile stand out by adding photos, an elevator speech, your areas of practice, and more.

Grow Your Practice and Build Your Client Base

If you are searching for clients, the Columbus Bar Association can help. With over 70 years of lawyer referral experience, we enjoy a solid, trusted reputation within the central Ohio region. Marketing opportunities available to CBA members include: the phone-based Lawyer Referral Service (click here to download the CBA Lawyer Referral Service Application), the Columbus Find a Lawyer website featuring high-quality online attorney profiles, and listing your areas of practice in the searchable Columbus Bar Directory.

Want to get your name out there? CBA members are invited to share their expertise and knowledge with readers of Columbus Business First and Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly. Share your article ideas with [email protected].

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Take advantage of a wealth of discount programs tailored to meet your needs. The Columbus Bar Association has negotiated members-only discounts on a variety of services essential to your practice.

Click here for the complete list of CBA member discounts.

Member Resource Guide

Contact Us

Questions about Columbus Bar membership? Email [email protected].

Valuable Resources


Join the Columbus Bar Association and gain access to our helpful library of legal forms.


Members receive several quality publications relevant to the central Ohio legal community.

Career Center

We’re your resource for finding jobs, whether on a full-time, part-time, temporary or contract basis.