… The independence of the legal profession constitutes an essential guarantee for the promotion and protection of human rights and is necessary for effective and adequate access to legal services…

(IBA Standards for the Independence of the Legal Profession, 1990).
The Jamaican Bar Association

Mandates & Objectives

Promote Integrity

Promoting the integrity and good name of the legal profession in Jamaica.


Being a “watchdog” and fight for the maintenance and strengthening of the rule of   law and human rights.

Legal Reform

Working with all stakeholders towards proper law reform and the improvement of our legal, justice and court systems.


Aid & Protections

Offering services to those in need or requiring our aid and protection.

Continued Learning

Ensuring our attorneys receive mandatory continuing legal professional development.



Ensuring the independence of judges and attorneys-at-law.