FBA Fact Sheet

The Federal Bar Association (FBA) is a voluntary, professional organization for attorneys and the judiciary who practice in the federal system or have an interest in federal law. The FBA is committed to strengthening the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interests and needs of the federal practitioner, both public and private, the federal judiciary and the public they serve.

The Federal Bar Association has more than 18,000 members nationwide, including lawyers, judges, and law students.

The FBA was founded in 1920.

The FBA is large enough to have an impact on the federal legal profession, with a network of more than 80 chapters, but small enough to provide opportunities for networking and leadership.

The FBA offers more than 700 credit hours of continuing legal education (CLE) at both the national and local level throughout the year.

The organization's headquarters are located outside of of Washington, D.C. in Arlington, Va.

The FBA is governed by a 15-member elected board of directors.

The Federal Lawyer, the FBA's magazine, is the only professional publication devoted to the interest of federal practitioners. Published 10 times a year, the magazine provides a forum in which to publish articles and a sources for pertinent information.