Logo, Essex County Bar Association,Lawyer Referral Service in Salem, MALogo, Essex County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Service in Salem, MA

Call Today: 978.741.7888
45 Congress Street, Suite 4100, Salem, MA 01970-7300

Welcome to the Essex County Bar Association 

and Lawyer Referral Service in Salem, MA!

Find professional legal assistance from the nation's oldest, continuously operational county bar association on our lawyer referral page. Located in Massachusetts, we service all areas of Essex County including, but not limited to: Amesbury, Andover, Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groveland, Hamilton, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Merrimac, Methuen, Middleton, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Peabody, Rockport, Rowley, Salisbury, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield and Wenham.     

The Essex County Bar Association (ECBA) is an organization of pioneers with a rich history that reaches back to 1685. In the years that followed, the Essex County Bar Association commenced to carve its place in history with notable members whose names included Choate, Endicott, Parsons, Saltonstall, and Sewall. These great men paved the way for their descendants to form our organization. 

The Essex County Bar Association continued its perseverance in its goal to improve the quality of the legal profession and the administration of justice long after the official founding in 1806. The longevity and success of the ECBA can be credited to the loyalty and camaraderie of our members.  Most importantly, this is your bar association! Let us know if we can be of service.

ECBA Provides a Forum for Growth

Our association provides a forum through educational seminars and volunteer opportunities for Essex County attorneys to enhance their practice, improve the justice system, and provide law-related community service.

Moreover, we provide social opportunities for lawyers from Essex County to interact with members of the judiciary, political representatives, and with each other in enjoyable and informal settings.


New Members to the Massachusetts Bar

New lawyers who have recently passed the Massachusetts Bar exam, and reside or practice in Essex County, will receive a free current fiscal year (September through August) membership in the Essex County Bar Association, PLUS membership in our Lawyer Referral Service! (Liability Insurance is required to participate.) Click on the "Membership" tab in the navigation bar above and sign up on-line!

Join our New Lawyer's Group by contacting Katherine DiGangi at: kdigangi@metaxasbrown.com!

Member Benefits

Membership with our association offers invaluable opportunities to increase your professional and personal success. Advantages of membership include: Group Health, Dental and Liability Insurances, social events, lawyer referral program, member-rate seminars and convenient online member renewal.

Our Purpose


The purposes of the Essex County Bar Association, as stated in our bylaws, include:

• To encourage the spirit of professional courtesy among members of the Massachusetts Bar          and, more specifically, those residing in or practicing law in Essex County.

• To cultivate, promote, and facilitate the administration of justice and uniformity of legislation.

• To uphold the honor of the profession of the law.

• To improve the public image of lawyers.





Essex County Bar Association History