The Tennessee Bar Association is dedicated to fostering legal education, maintaining the honor, dignity and well-being of the members of the legal profession, enhancing the performance of the legal profession, cultivating professional ethics and fellowship among its members and promoting responsible relationships between the legal profession and the public.


Membership in the TBA is open to all licensed attorneys in good standing and students enrolled in law school. Membership provides attorneys with access to programs and services designed to help them become better practitioners.

Since its founding in 1881, the TBA has represented the entire spectrum of the Tennessee legal community, from plaintiff and defense attorneys to judges, government and legal services attorneys, corporate counsel, and a number of attorneys residing outside the state who retain an interest in the Tennessee legal profession. It is a strong advocate for the profession and the development and maintenance of our justice system.

The TBA is the leading source of continuing legal education in Tennessee, offering live programming in cities and towns across the state, as well as maintaining a catalog of more than 250 online programs for Tennessee lawyers available on demand 24/7. The TBA is also the leading source of legal news and information for Tennessee lawyers through its award-winning Tennessee Bar Journal magazine, TBA Today daily e-newsletter, Connect e-newsletters for section members, and other platforms that facilitate the sharing of information among Tennessee attorneys.