The Gloucester County Bar Association and its members have represented the residents of Southern New Jersey for over 100 years. Our mission is to facilitate professionalism in the legal community and to foster a better understanding of the legal system within the community at large. Please feel free to contact the Bar Association Office if you have any questions or comments about the legal community or its activities in Gloucester County.
A Message from the President of the GCBA
Welcome to the official website of the Gloucester County Bar Association! Our organization consists of over 300 attorneys whose collective goal is to improve justice for everyone. We offer a “Lawyer Referral Service” designed to assist people who are in need of legal assistance but do not know how to go about finding an attorney. Members of our bar association routinely donate their time to give presentations before civic and professional organizations. We conduct a mock trial competition in which local high school students compete. Attorneys generously volunteer their time as organizers, team coaches, bailiffs, and judges during the school year.
We have two sister entities both of which are public charities founded by bar association members. One is the Gloucester County Legal Education Association (GCLEA) created to provide continuing education for the legal profession enabling us to better serve the public. Attorneys, judges, and experts in various fields volunteer their time and expertise to present these seminars.
Our other charity, the Gloucester County Bar Foundation, sponsors a Law Day luncheon honoring the high school students who competed in the mock trial program. It holds a Red Cross Blood Drive, and provides teddy bears to small children who must testify in court. The Foundation awards academic scholarships to local high school students; conducts an essay contest with a cash prize going to the winner; and hosts a “breakfast with Santa” for the foster children (and their families) of our county. Attorneys shop for and wrap gifts, which are presented to the children by Santa during the breakfast celebration. Our Foundation’s charitable endeavors are funded by contributions from bar association members and from the generous support of businesses within our community.
Our attorneys are always willing to donate their time, talent and financial support to improve life, particularly the administration of justice, throughout our community.