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In 1933, the Smith County Bar Association (SCBA) was founded with an inaugural membership of approximately 80 lawyers.
 
 Above, a photograph an earlier shows the Smith County Courthouse
located downtown at 100 North Broadway in Tyler, Texas
at an area known as "the Square".
 
 
 Above, the modern Smith County Courthouse building remains at the original location on "the Square".
(Photograph by Erin K. King)
 
To date, there are nearly 600 attorneys and various legal organizations in the county providing education and services to their neighbors. These organizations include:
  • SCBA
  • Smith County Bar Foundation
  • Smith County Young Lawyers Association
  • Tyler Area Association of Legal Professionals
SCBA members are thoughtful, dedicated, and committed citizens, who share a vision to improve their community. These attorneys provide a better understanding of the legal system and increase public accessibility to justice for all Smith County residents.
 
Each year, the SCBA offers programs to educate the Smith County youth about the justice system, individual rights, and legal responsibilities. Also, members of the SCBA donate countless hours of pro bono legal services to citizens in need.
 
Specifically, SCBA members volunteer to promote legal education and supply legal services to the community through programs such as:
  • Law Day
  • Settlement Week
  • Constitution Day
  • National Adoption Day
  • Pro Bono Volunteer Attorney 
Also, the SCBA assists in the maintenance of law books, reference materials, and online resources for the:
 Smith County Law Library
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Calendar

1/10/2018
Foundation 2017-18 Board Meetings

1/12/2018
Second Friday CLE meeting

1/25/2018
Association 2017-18 Board Meetings

2/9/2018
Second Friday CLE meeting