About the Hampshire County Bar Association
The Hampshire County Bar Association is a service organization composed of attorneys, and is dedicated to improving the quality of the practice of law in this county by providing support to the community, the bench and the bar on relevant local issues.
The organization’s purpose is to maintain the honor of the profession, to promote the administration of justice, to advance the science of jurisprudence, and to foster and encourage cooperation and good fellowship among the members of the bar as a non-profit corporation.
We are one of the most respected Bar Associations in Massachusetts, and are proud to be a responsive, innovative and active Bar Association whose members take leadership roles in issues facing the legal community. The Hampshire County Bar Association offers many services and programs to the local community and its members such as the Domestic Relations Program for Children, Hampshire Conciliation Program, Hampshire Elder Law Program, Lawyer Referral Service, Probate Court Art, College Award, as well as the parent education programs Parents & Children in Transition (PACT), Only One Childhood (O1C), and For The Children (FTC).
Hampshire County Bar Membership
Click here to be taken to our online application form.
Or if you prefer, on that same page you may download a pdf or Word version of the form, and mail it with your membership fee to:
Hampshire County Bar Association
15 Gothic Street, Suite 10
Northampton, MA 01060-3084
Hampshire County Bar Association membership benefits include the Side-Bar monthly newsletter, discounted registration fees to MBA and MCLE co-sponsored CLE programs, discounts on various products and services, participation on the bench/bar committees, and more.
FREE Lawyer Referral Service
Areas of Law:
Business Law & Corporation
Common Carrier Property Loss
Domestic Relations/ Paternity
Landlord & Tenant
License Suspension, M/V App.
Mental Health Law
Probate of Estates
Wills / Trusts
Programs & Services
Listed below are some of our public programs and services. For a complete list, see the “For the Public” tab on the menu bar above.
The Conciliation Program provides mediation services free of charge to parties with cases in the Hampshire Probate and Family Court.
For family law cases: divorce, modification, paternity, guardianship of minors/adults, and also for contested probate matters.
Click here to find out more, or call (413) 586-8500 x112
This program educates divorcing parents about how to help their children cope with the divorce.
For The Children is a supportive parent education program that focuses on the needs of children of never-married parents.
O1C is a communication skills program for separated and divorced parents who have previously completed a court-mandated parent education program.
Learn parent communication skills, which can can help you solve problems faster, save money by avoiding long court battles, and create a calmer atmosphere for your child and for yourself.