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Welcome to Essex County Bar Association and Lawyer Referral Service in Salem, MA!

Find professional legal assistance from the oldest county bar association (located in Massachusetts) on our lawyer referral page.  We service all areas of Essex County including, but not limited to: Amesbury, Andover, Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Georgetown, Gloucester, Hamilton, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Merrimac, Methuen, Newburyport, Peabody, Salisbury, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield and Wenham.

Since its founding in 1806, the Essex County Bar Association has persevered in its goal to improve the quality of the legal profession and the administration of justice.  The prestige achieved by early Essex County Bar attorneys, such as Samuel Putnam, Leverett Saltonstall, Rufus Choate and Theophilus Parsons continues to this day.

The Essex County Bar Association continues to persevere in its goal to improve the quality of the legal profession and the administration of justice. Our longevity and success can be credited to the loyalty of our members. Most importantly, this is your bar association! Let us know if we can be of service.

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Our Purpose


The purpose of the Essex County Bar Association, as stated in our bylaws, includes:

• 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.

Joseph P. Dever, President 

Member Benefits


Membership with our association offers invaluable opportunities to increase your professional and personal success. Our benefits include:


 Group Health

and Dental Insurance


Liability Insurance

Disability Insurance


 Provide 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 the current fiscal year membership for free (September through August).  Click on the "Membership" tab in the navigation bar above and sign up online!



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