Established in 1943 to ensure the provision of ethical and efficient legal services to the community, we are now the largest local association of solicitors in Northern Ireland.
In its long history, the BSA has consistently represented its members’ interests, lobbying government, promoting the highest standards of legal practice and organising a varied social programme.
The BSA prides itself on its keen sense of social responsibility and has acted as a staunch defender of the most vulnerable sections of civil society. The BSA has supported various local charities in recent years including NSPCC, NI Hospice, Action Cancer, Marie Curie, Helping Hand and for 2016 the nominated charity is the Welcome Organisation, are working in the community working with and for people affected by or at risk of homelessness. Many of the men and women who come to the Welcome Organisation have complex and multiple needs, including severe and enduring difficulties with physical and mental health and substance use. Providing high levels of support is therefore an essential part of what we do.
The BSA programme of Continuing Professional Development continues to provide the best value for money solution to all members of the legal profession who need to remain abreast of current legal developments, practice and procedure. Details of the CPD programme can be found by following the “CPD Bookings” section where a booking form can be completed online. Bookings can also be made by contacting the BSA Administrator by post, email or telephone. If you are a solicitor in the Greater Belfast area and you are not yet a member of the Belfast Solicitor’s Association, what are you waiting for? Request a membership form and join today!