History/Membership

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The Jackson-Madison County Bar Association (JMCBA) is a non-profit professional association that promotes the practice of law and assists the community in legal and public affairs.  For over a century, the JMCBA has been a leader in advancing excellence and professionalism in the legal community, as well as increasing the public’s understanding and awareness of the law and legal system.  To this end, the JMCBA routinely conducts public education programs and fosters professional relationships among the legal profession via community activities.  Members of the JMCBA include over 200 attorneys and judges from virtually all areas and levels of practice in Madison, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Gibson, Hardeman, Haywood, and Henderson counties.

Those persons qualified to apply for membership in the Jackson-Madison County Bar Association must be enrolled in or entitled to be enrolled in the Supreme Court of Tennessee, engaged in the active practice of law in Madison County or in such other counties contiguous to Madison County which do not have an organized Bar Association, or employed in a legal capacity in Madison County or such other contiguous counties.

The Jackson-Madison County Bar Association is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of nine (9) Board Members and five (5) Officers who also serve as Board Members