Bangladesh Institute of Legal Development (BiLD) was established as a research institute on April 24th, 2016. The Institute is associated with one of the largest and renowned Law Firms in Bangladesh namely Azad & Company which started its journey in 2009. Mainly the idea and design of BiLD has been developed by Mr. Sorowar Nizami in 2015 when he was working as an associate lawyer at Azad & Company. He shared his idea with senior Mr. Abul Kalam Azad and finally they decided to establish such an institute at Dhaka. From the initial situation, the young & dynamic lawyer Mr. Abul Kalam Azad has funded to run activities of the Institute and Mr. Sorowar Nizami has lead all the research activities of the institute in practical. The Institute was incorporated as a Foundation on 3rd July of 2018 in the Office of Registrar of Joint Stock Companies & Firms (RJSC&F) in Bangladesh.

Now BiLD has a Board of Directors composing of ten members. The Board of Directors takes all the important decisions as per the provisions of the constitution of Bangladesh Institute of Legal Development.