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Center for Bar Leadership

The Center for Bar Leadership helps build the capacity of the organized bar. We are state, local and special-focus bars’ primary connection to the ABA, and provide outstanding programs and time-saving resources for bar leaders.

Bar News and Critical Issues

The center’s publications and social media channels highlight important news and trends impacting the organized bar.


Bar Leader Weekly
Stay informed with our weekly email newsletter highlighting news and key issues in the legal profession.

Follow the CBL LinkedIn page for must the most up to date information, articles, and tips for bar leaders

Bar Leader Archives
Search our archives for past Bar Leader articles on bar trends and information

State & Local Bar Benchmarks Survey
Bring your officers and boards up to speed on trends and compare your bar with your peers.

What We Do

Clearinghouse & Policy Library

Through its information clearinghouse and policy library, the center shares best practices, policies and other key governing and administrative information.

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Leadership Development

The Center for Bar Leadership is committed to developing courageous and collaborative bars leaders throughout the United States and abroad. Here’s how we do it.

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Consulting & Advisory Services

Trained facilitators with extensive bar expertise assist organizations with strategic planning, board development, membership surveys and succession planning.

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Support Programs and Resources for Bar Leaders

Your tax-deductible donation contributes directly to the center’s program and scholarship funds.

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About the Center

The Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services and the Center for Bar Leadership help your bar reach its goals. We are your connection to the ABA, with outstanding programs and resources for bar leaders.

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2023-24 ABA Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services