ABOUT THE JAMAICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
The Jamaican Bar Association was formed on the 16th January 1973. It is a voluntary organisation comprised of Attorneys-at-Law called to the Jamaican Bar.
The objectives of the Jamaican Bar Association are to:
Strive for the maintenance and strengthening of the Rule of Law and Human Rights;
To protect the independence of Judges and Attorneys-at-Law;
To work towards law reform and the improvement of our legal system;
To offer service to our system of justice and to those in need or our aid and protection;
To foster basic and continuing legal education; and
To promote the integrity and good name of the legal profession in Jamaica
Membership is voluntary and as at April 2012, there were over 1,200 members.
The Association is not a regulatory or disciplinary body. It has no power to hear complaints against Attorneys, even if they are members of the Association.