History & Mission
To serve our members, to lead our profession, and to advocate for justice in our community.
A world in which there is justice for everyone.
- To serve the needs of our members.
- To provide leadership on major issues affecting the profession and the community.
- To raise and maintain the professional and ethical standards of the bar.
- To educate the public about the legal system.
- To facilitate access to legal services.
- To support and improve the justice system.
- To build and maintain a strong financial infrastructure and organization in order to support Goals above.
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The Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA) has a long and stellar history serving the public good and the law – including founding several groundbreaking programs. Read some of the highlights here, or download the expanded history (pdf) from the Association’s 80th Anniversary event in 2012.
• Travel program commences. Tours to Cuba, Israel, China, Vietnam follow; as do annual member delegation trips to U.S. Supreme Court swearing-in (2005).
• BHBA presents “Lawyers Without Rights” exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance, about disbarment of Jewish lawyers in 1931 Germany (2005). President Cynthia Pasternak launches Working Parents Project, first of its type at any bar association in the country. Work Life Balance Committee is now a standing Committee (2006).
• 75th Anniversary marked with a gala black tie Ball celebrating its activism, accomplishments and achievements. Thirty-one living Past Presidents honored (2006).