Federal Bar Association

Federal Bar Association (FBA) is a professional organization for private and government lawyers and judges involved in federal practice.  The FBA has offered an unmatched array of leadership opportunities and services for more than 80 years.

The FBA is dedicated to the advancement of the science of jurisprudence and to promoting the welfare, interests, education, and professional development of all attorneys involved in federal law.  FBA members include attorneys practicing in small to large legal firms, attorneys in corporations and federal agencies, and members of the judiciary.  The FBA is the catalyst for communication between the bar and the bench, as well as the private and public sectors.

The FBA gives its 16,000 members a chance to meet at regional and national conferences, become active in informed discussion of substantive law issues, assume leadership positions at the local and national level, and network with other professionals in the field of federal law.

The FBA offers annually more than 700 hours of continuing legal education on the national, regional, and local levels.  The FBA’s CLE programs provide opportunities for attorneys practicing federal law to enhance their knowledge and skills and fulfill state licensing requirements.  A sampling of the conferences at the national level includes bankruptcy law, ethics, federal litigation, Indian law, insurance tax, and tax law.

The FBA has 20 substantive law sections and 5 career divisions.  In addition to networking opportunities, many sections and divisions distribute quarterly newsletters providing current information on their particular area of the law.

The Foundation of the Federal Bar Association was chartered by Congress as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1954. The Foundation’s aims to promote and support legal research and education; advance the science of jurisprudence; facilitate the administration of justice; and foster improvements in the practice of Federal law.


1220 North Fillmore Street, Suite 444,

Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (571) 481-9100

Fax: (571) 481-9090

e-mail: fba@fedbar.org

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