About Us


Oakland County Bar Association ... Learn. Lead. Succeed.

As the largest voluntary bar association in Michigan, our numbers speak for themselves. And if we cared about numbers, this would be great news ... but we don't. What we care about is helping make the legal profession and our community better. The Oakland County Bar Association serves the legal community in Oakland County and in Michigan - not by just our size, the benefits we provide, or the gatherings we host, but by offering the tools, resources, and education that empowers our members in their legal careers. The OCBA helps each member create his or her own personal "success formula." Whether you need to grow your client base, broaden your areas of expertise or hone your negotiation skills, with us you will. The OCBA's committees, courses, and connections to our legal community help enable our members to achieve their professional goals. 



The OCBA was formally established in 1934 by a small group of young attorneys for the express purposes of connecting Oakland County legal professionals with their colleagues, advancing and enriching the profession, serving the public, and promoting camaraderie. The OCBA began its rich history in a small office in Pontiac with just under 50 members. Monthly meetings were held in local restaurants or law offices.

Today, the OCBA has nearly 3,000 members, organizes dozens of committees, and boasts a strong partnership with our community. The OCBA continues to grow and excel as a voluntary legal organization for attorneys, judges, paralegals, law professors and law students from Oakland County and metro Detroit. The OCBA is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, a short distance from the Oakland County Circuit Court campus.

The OCBA has built a strong reputation on its services and activities for members. The OCBA is committed to public service projects, committee work, and lending an influential voice on current legislative activities and court rules.

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