There are 24 Specialist Bar Associations (SBAs). SBAs are dedicated and focus on the interests of barristers within specific practice areas and geographical regions. SBAs help by promoting the interests of their members such as responding on matters such as regulation, proposals for change in practice areas or undertaking research to inform and create new initiatives. SBAs can also be a source of additional professional support through networking events, mentoring schemes and training. Below is a list of the 24 SBAs and links where available.