The Boulder County Bar Association was established in 1907. Since then our bar association has evolved into one of the most active in the western United States, with a long tradition of service to its members as well as the community. Every month, sections and committees sponsor a variety of continuing legal education programs. These substitutive law sections also provide networking opportunities while providing excellent communications between practitioners within the specific fields of practice. The Bar sponsors public symposiums on current legally related issues during the year. It also encourages participation in pro bono endeavors, facilitating public access to the justice system. The Board of Directors meets monthly to set policy for the Bar and to maintain good relations with the courts, the University of Colorado School of Law, and other legal organizations throughout the county and state
Like most associations, the Boulder County Bar Association offers career development opportunities with many events to network and learn. The advantage of bar membership, however, is the unique ability to make a difference in the legal profession and the community. Through community service, section and committee initiatives and bench bar interactions, the members of the bar not only develop their skills and careers, but also serve as advocates for change reaching far beyond the doors of our law offices.
The mission of the Boulder County Bar Association is to serve its members and enhance the administration of justice. To meet the objectives, the association provides education and collegial opportunities to its members, seeks to engender respect for legal principles and the roles of lawyers and judges, develops and support community outreach efforts, invites participation of unaffiliated professionals, and gauges the manner in which its projects have affected its members, the profession, and the public as a whole. The strategic plan for the Bar is set by the Board of Directors and includes the following focus areas: professionalism and civility, new/young lawyers, legal services to the poor, bench bar relations, public education and public image, quality of life, media relations, technology and the courts and geographical issues.