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In 1933, the Smith County Bar Association (SCBA) was founded with an inaugural membership of approximately 80 lawyers.

The image above was a well-loved Smith County Courthouse.

For a complete history of the Smith County Bar click below-

History of Smith County Bar Association
as published for 75th Anniversary

To date, there are over 600 attorneys and various legal organizations in the county providing education and services to their neighbors. These organizations include:

  • Smith County Bar Foundation

  • Smith County Young Lawyers Association

  • Tyler Area Association of Legal Professionals

 SCB 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 SCB offers programs to educate the Smith County youth about the justice system, individual rights, and legal responsibilities. Also, members of the SCB donate countless hours of pro bono legal services to citizens in need.

Specifically, volunteers promote legal education and supply legal services to the community through programs such as:

  • Law Day
  • Volunteer Attorneys
  • Constitution Day
  • Settlement Week
  • Texas Attorneys for Texas Veterans
  • National Adoption Day

 Also, the SCB manages the maintenance of law books, reference materials, and online resources for the:

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2019-20 Association Board Meetings

2019-20 Foundation Board Meeting

Second Friday CLE

2019-20 Association Board Meetings

2019-20 Foundation Board Meeting