What is the

Akron Bar Association?

  • Community
    Outreach programs such as Wills for Seniors, Ask an Attorney, and Legal Clinics are held throughout the year. These and other events are supported by Akron Bar Association members who volunteer their time and expertise.
  • Continuing Legal Education
    The Akron Bar Association sponsors over 200 hours of continuing legal education each year. In addition to live and video CLE seminars, we offer admissions training for the Northern District of Ohio Federal Court, New Lawyer Training, and online self-study CLE seminars.
  • Public Services
    One of the primary goals of the association is to provide assistance to the public in several capacities, such as the Lawyer Referral Service, Notary Public Training & Testing, Complaint Administration & Investigation for Summit County Attorneys, Judicial Candidate Ratings, and more.

The Akron Bar Association is dedicated to improving the administration of law and justice by fostering community service, educating the Bar, improving public understanding of the law and justice system, and promoting the integrity of the profession.


Become a Member?

  • 1

    Connect: The Akron Bar Association offers a local connection to the Summit County legal community. Network with your colleagues, judges, and legal staff at our numerous events and celebrations.

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    Protect: Involvement in our Committees and Sections provides the opportunity for all members to improve the local legal community. From offering input on proposed local rules to planning CLE seminars or the Annual Federal Court Luncheon, you can have a voice in protecting and enriching your profession.

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    Grow: We are dedicated to helping you grow as a professional. We want you to feel successful and fulfilled in your career. Therefore we offer various leadership opportunities, roles in committees and sections, pertinent CLEs, community involvement opportunities, and many other ways to make a difference in your life as well as the lives around you.

Notable Events from the

Akron Bar Association

  • Public Forum

    September 28th - Criminal Bar & Changes to Appointment List

  • Ethics for In House Counsel

    Friday, September 30th - Highlighting & discussing ethical challenges facing in house counsel


    What Brought You to the Practice of Law, What Stresses You and How You Deal with It!
    Friday, September 30th

  • Recent Developments in Criminal Law

    Annual J. Dean Carro Seminar
    3.0 CLE credits
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016
    A requirement for appointment to the Summit County Criminal Indigent Appointment List.

  • Professionalism Dinner Honoring Larry Poulos

    Please join us in honoring Larry G. Poulos with the Professionalism Award on Wednesday, October 19th.