About Us

About the New Orleans Bar Association

Founded in 1924, the New Orleans Bar Association has represented the interests of lawyers and judges in the New Orleans area. The Bar is dedicated to promoting justice, educating its members and enhancing the legal profession. 

Our Mission

To maintain the honor and dignity of the legal profession, to promote the due administration of justice, to provide educational opportunities for the development of professional and social relationships among its members, and to promote and conserve the honor, dignity and efficiency of the bench.

Our mission is accomplished through NOBA Committees, which help them stay at the forefront of thier practice areas through studying developments in the law, exchanging ideas, solving problems and interacting with experts. 


Our members benefit from:

Top-Flight CLE: Because You Deserve the Best.
     Stay informed on issues that affect your practice. NOBA offers CLE that is thought-provoking, insightful and essential.
     Over 15 free CLE programs offerred to members each year. Plus other member discounts cover the cost of NOBA membership!

Be at the Forefront of Your Practice Area
     Substantive law committees help you stay ahead on developments in the law, exchange ideas, solve problems
     and interact with experts.

Get to Know the Judiciary
     Discuss what's really going on when lawyers and judges link together through the bar. Learn how our judges think
     and operate their courtrooms in CLE programs. Mix and mingle with the judges in social settings.

Stay Informed About the Legal Community
     Stay informed with issues that affect your practice with our monthly magazine, Briefly Speaking, committee enewsletters
     and our weekly ENews.

Young Lawyers Section 
     Get an opportunity to assume leadership roles in the association and actively participate in bar and community programs.

Lawyer Referral Service
     Expand your client base by joining the Lawyer Referral Service. NOBA assists members with expanding their client base
     by participating in our online referral website, where they can develop an online profile to receive clients referrals.      

Make Your Voice Heard
      Members voice their preferences on judges in widely publicized polls