About Us

The Capital Area Bar Association is a voluntary bar association that serves Hinds County and the metropolitan areas of Madison and Rankin Counties by:

  1. Providing our members with opportunities to engage on current legal issues through publications, CLE and key speakers.
  2. Supporting our state and federal judiciary, its independence, and the importance of rule of law through advocacy and initiatives of our Law Related Education and Bench and Bar committees.
  3. Promoting civility, cooperation, and high standards of professionalism toward clients, fellow lawyers, the public and the courts through CLE, social activities, and service projects.
  4. Encouraging and financially supporting pro-bono opportunities through Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project, Mission First Legal Aid Clinic and other local legal service providers.
  5. Engaging in diversity issues affecting law practice and supporting legal educational opportunities through the Reuben V. Anderson Minority Scholarships.

Our Mission

To promote, and maintain among its members high standards of professional service and conduct toward clients, fellow lawyers, the public and the courts; to promote the efficient administration of justice through constant review of the law ensuring the highest quality integrity on the bench; to furnish a forum in which problems of the lawyer and the administration of justice generally can be studied and discussed; to promote and preserve the adversary system of justice and trial by jury; to promote and cultivate the spirit of the corporation and good fellowship among the members of this association; all to the end of fostering and maintaining the highest respect of the members of the community.


CABA bylaws (PDF)