Milwaukee Bar Association: Leadership - Service - Innovation

The Milwaukee Bar Association (MBA) has a long and proud tradition of leadership, service, and innovation in the Milwaukee legal community and beyond. As the largest voluntary bar association in the state, the MBA serves as a valuable resource to, and a voice for our members and the Milwaukee legal community as a whole.    


MBA Office                                                                                                

Consider holding your next client meeting, mediation, deposition, arbitration,or event at the MBA. Our two largest rooms can accommodate up to 35 people
each (or 72 people with the wall removed). Also available is a board room
(capacity is 12 people) and two individual meeting rooms ( capacity 4 people each).

Make an appointment to use the MBA facility by clicking here.

Court Updates 

Click here for the latest information court operations as it is provided to us.

Criminal Defense Legal Assistance Initiative

Criminal defense appointments number in the thousands each year and collectively with criminal defense attorneys, public defender staff, and the private bar, many people have been helped through tough times in their lives. We are in the midst of a social justice crisis. The shortage of lawyers is part of a larger pattern of disserving the neediest people in our community. We stand with those providing civil legal services, housing supports, neighborhood efforts at building resilience and preventing violence. In seeking help from already busy people, we do not imply fault or responsibility for a problem which we, as members of a civilized society, must meet. Rather we come in humility asking for help in serving deserving clients.

If you are able to accept appointments from the Office of the Public Defender it would be greatly appreciated. If you know of an attorney that could help out, please encourage them to do so.

Learn more here.

Special Thanks to the 100% Club Firms

100% Club members are firms of five or more attorneys that enroll all attorneys as MBA members. Each firm receives special acknowledgement in the MBA facility, The Brief e-newsletter, here on the MBA website, and a special events like Judges' Night and State of the Court. Plus, 100% Club firms know their support of the local bar association helps provide meaningful services to both the legal community and the public.

100% Club

Investors in the future!

The Milwaukee Bar Association has been the cornerstone of Milwaukee's legal community since 1858. The MBA is proud to have created a facility in downtown Milwaukee that will serve as a home and a resources for all of Milwaukee County's legal community.

Our facility donors helped create a space with state of the art meeting facilities that can be utilized by all. Donors also provided space for new attorneys to begin their practice with tools to support practice and personal growth. The MBA will be a place you can stop in for a cup of coffee, to catch up with a colleague or meet clients.

Facility Donors