The Bar Center is the home of the lawyers and judges of Georgia. It is their professional gathering place. As such, it is dedicated to serve all members of the State Bar of Georgia and the public through the administration of justice in the highest traditions of the legal profession. All Georgia lawyers are welcome to enjoy their new home today and for many decades to come.
Licensed Georgia attorneys may reserve any of the Bar Center's conference rooms on a first-come, first-served basis. Rooms are located on 3rd floor and sub-basement. There is no charge for law-related meetings (soft drinks and coffee are extra and are not provided for groups larger than 20). Conference Center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Depending on individual needs, the 3rd floor can accommodate from 2 to 200 people. Members wishing to host events after hours will incur charges to include cleaning, security, heat/air, services of an engineer, etc.
While we oftentimes have school children at the Bar Center on any given day for Journey Through Justice fieldtrips, as a courtesy to speakers and other attendees in this educational setting, we do not allow children at ICLE seminars. (This is true for courses held at satellite locations as well.)
Our newly implemented video conferencing solutions utilizes dedicated Lifesize and Aver IP-based video conferencing systems to offer a huge array of diverse conferencing services at the Bar Center in Atlanta, as well as each of the satellite offices in Savannah and Tifton. If you have video conferencing needs, contact AV Manager Kyle Gause at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bar members may park free of charge, subject to space availability when visiting and using the Bar Center, in the Bar Center parking deck located at the corner of Ted Turner Drive (formerly Spring Street) and Marietta Street. (Because there are a limited number of parking spaces, free parking cannot be provided for lawyers who work in other downtown buildings.) An attendant is on site until 10 p.m. weekdays and for special events during weekends. Read more.
The Bar Center's Lawyers Lounge provides an attractive environment for attorneys who may have occasion to be downtown and need a place to relax between meetings. Such visitors may help themselves to a fresh cup of coffee, enjoy the daily newspaper or check phone or email messages.
The State Bar Building, including its signage, is not available to members, the public, law firms, non-State Bar organizations and others for use in movies, videos, photographs and press conferences.
The Bar Center, which was built by the Federal Reserve Bank in three phases in 1960, 1964 and 1968, is located on 1.74 acres at 104 Marietta Street in the central business district of downtown Atlanta. It is one block from Centennial Olympic Park, CNN Center, the World Congress Center, State Farm Arena and the future multi-modal rail station. The state Capitol, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Court of Appeals of Georgia, the Fulton County Courthouse, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Richard B. Russell Federal Building, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Five Points and CNN MARTA stations, and Georgia State University are also nearby.
Click here to view the list of Bar Center Committee members.