About Us

howard county courthouseThe Howard County Bar Association was established in 1941.


The Mission of the Howard County Bar Association, Inc. (HCBA) is to promote excellence in the practice of law and the administration of justice through service, education, advocacy, and collegiality for the benefit of the profession and the community.


The Howard County Bar Association, Inc. (HCBA) is an organization dedicated to serving the cause of justice and building respect and understanding for the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the State of Maryland, and the laws thereof.

Our members include lawyers and judges primarily engaged in the practice of law and the adjudication of cases and controversies.

Howard County is a vital, growing community which is representative of our country and our culture. Our members are representative of the county. We seek to serve the public by providing effective representation to all.

Through continued encouragement and participation in civic and legal affairs, we hope to inspire respect for the ideals of our society. Through ongoing efforts to sustain and improve our ability and effectiveness, we hope to foster good citizenship good government and enhance the legal profession. If we hold to these goals, we enrich our own lives and inspire others to do likewise.

The profession of law is proud and noble. We seek to continue to strive for justice for all and are proud to be accorded the honor to do so. To sustain freedom, we must be faithful to the law and see that it is the means to achieve justice and never an instrument of suppression.


September 8, 2014

Retirement Dinner for Judge Robert J. Steinberg

View Flyer Judge Robert J. Steinberg Retirement Dinner             A retirement dinner ...


Latest News

July 21, 2014

Family Law Office Update

The Circuit Court for Howard County has designed a Self-Help Workshop for family law cases.  The Workshop is modeled after a Baltimore County program and will be available at no cost to all parties.  The Workshop is seeking volunteer attorneys to staff the program.  If you are interested in volunteering for this program ...


July 9, 2014

Executive Director Position Vacancy

The Howard County Bar Association is seeking to hire a part-time Executive Director.  Please see the attached notice for details. Executive Director Position Vacancy ...