The National Association of Bench and Bar Spouses, Incorporated (NABBS, Inc.) is a not-for-profit organization comprised of the spouses and surviving spouses of members of the National Bar Association, and members of other Bars within the United States of America and its territories.
The purpose of the Organization shall be to execute charitable and/or educational endeavors. The Organization shall promote a closer union among spouses and surviving spouses of lawyers and judges on local, national and international levels. It shall also foster such activities designed to enhance the prestige of the legal profession through educational, civic, cultural, and social activities.
Founded in 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri
Incorporated in 1953 in the District of Columbia
Federal Tax Exemption in 1982
Name changed from National Barristers' Wives to National Association of Bench and Bar Spouses, Inc. 1987
Life Member of the NAACP
Winner of the NAACP Golden Heritage Award
The recent years will go down in history as a turning point in American History. There has been the health pandemic with COVID-19, the unrest due to racial injustice, police brutality, and the insurrection of January 6.
Into this period of transition in the United States, the National Association of Bench and Bar Spouses (NABBS) is framing itself as an organization that educates and mobilizes to bring awareness to the issues which concern our community. In partnership with the National Bar Association (NBA), we hope to address these issues on a local, regional and national level. Our NABBS Chapters and Regional Representatives will be asked to assist the NBA with voter registration drives, educational forums, and other events.
Technology has given us virtual platforms to bring the needed information to our communities to assist them as they make important decisions regarding their healthcare, voting rights, and the well being of themselves and their families.
On a lighter note, NABBS will continue to be an organization of fun, fellowship (even if virtual) and family. It is a place where you can let your hair down and do a little dance and have a little fun.
I can’t wait to see you in Memphis. When we all get together what a time! What a time!
Dr. Gerard G. Guerin
President, NABBS, Inc.
Our national officers are committed to providing you with top notch information and support. We approach every member and issue with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding.
Spouses and surviving spouses of members of the National Bar Association, and members of other Bars within the United States of America and its territories are welcome.
NABBS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) entity organized exclusively for charitable purposes. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the National Association of Bench and Bar Spouses, Inc.
Contact us to find out more about membership, volunteer opportunities, or starting a chapter in your community.