CBA History and Background

  • Founded 1897
  • Statewide Voluntary Bar Association ​(one of 18 nationally)
  • Approximately 17,000 members
  • Annual budget of $4.1 million
  • Governed by the CBA Executive Council and the CBA Board of Governors
  • Colorado Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel (OARC) has authority for admission, registration, continuing legal education accreditation/tracking, regulation, and discipline.


Collaborative Entities

CBA works closely with the following, but they are not related to the CBA

  • Entities of the Colorado Supreme Court
  • OARC: Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel
  • CAMP: Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program
  • COLAP: Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program
  • Independent Nonprofit Organizations
  • CJI: Colorado Judicial Institute
  • LAF: Legal Aid Foundation and COLTAF
  • CLS: Colorado Legal Services
  • CLC: Colorado Lawyers Committee
  • CLI:  Center for Legal Inclusiveness