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|AKRON BAR||Akron Bar Association|
|The Akron Bar Association will be recognized as the voice of the legal community to promote the highest respect for the law and justice system, thereby creating a thriving democracy.|
|AL BAR||Alabama State Bar|
|The Alabama State Bar has jurisdiction over the conduct of all attorneys and is charged with stimulating interest in improving the administration of justice. Its Board of Commissioners provides for the examinination of applicants who seek to practice law. The Alabama State Bar is the licensing and regulatory agency for attorneys in the State of Alabama, subject to Rules of the Alabama Supreme Court.|
|ACBA||Alameda County Bar Association|
|The Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA) was established in 1877 and has a membership of 2,200 attorneys, judges, law students, and other legal professionals. The ACBA administers numerous programs and activities to benefit attorneys and the community.
We value professional excellence and personal fulfillment. We believe that diversity in the legal profession should mirror that of the community we are proud to call home. And we are proud that our members have the power and the passion to ensure that all Alameda County residents have access to justice.
|AK BAR||Alaska State Bar Association|
|The Alaska Bar Association has over 3,900 members. The Bar is governed by a Board of Governors, with nine attorneys elected by the membership and three public members appointed by the governor. The Bar is responsible to the Alaska Supreme Court for the admission and discipline process. The Bar also provides continuing legal education and other member services.|
|AAJ||American Association for Justice|
|Sometimes called The Association of Trial Lawyers of America and American Trial Lawyers Association. Renaming itself in 2006 to be the American Association for Justice.
Beginning with nine plaintiffs attorneys engaged in worker's compensation litigation in 1946, AAJ has expanded to become the world's largest trial bar. Today, AAJ is a broad-based, international coalition of attorneys, law professors, paralegals, and law students ensuring every person's right to trial by jury.
|ABA||American Bar Association|
|Welcome to the American Bar Association, the largest voluntary professional association in the world. With more than 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.|
|ACTL||American College of Trial Lawyers|
|The American College of Trial Lawyers is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada and is widely considered to be the premier professional trial organization in America. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Through its Board of Regents, its general committees and its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes.|
|AILA||American Immigration Lawyers Association|
|The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of over 11,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. AILA Member attorneys represent U.S. families seeking permanent residence for close family members, as well as U.S. businesses seeking talent from the global marketplace. AILA Members also represent foreign students, entertainers, athletes, and asylum seekers, often on a pro bono basis. Founded in 1946, AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise through its 36 chapters and over 50 national committees.|
|AIPLA||American Intellectual Property Law Association|
|Founded in 1897, AIPLA is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community. AIPLA represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. Our members represent both owners and users of intellectual property.|
|ASBA||American Samoa Bar Association|
|Welcome to the web site of the American Samoa Bar Association. Here you will find information about American Samoa’s legal system and the members of the Bar. We are the official bar association for those who practice law in American Samoa. Our members’ names are proudly posted here for the world to see. Visit our legal resources section to access our extensive collection of local laws including court opinions going back to l901, statutes passed by the legislature, court rules, the territorial constitution and other organic documents. This law compilation project represents the first time most of these materials have been available to the public over the internet. The American Samoa Bar Association Justice Foundation is responsible for the law library.|
|ATLA||American Trial Lawyers Association|
|The American Trial Lawyers Association is a national organization composed of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state. Membership is obtained through special invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications, leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as trial lawyers, both civil plaintiff and criminal defense.|
|AACJ||Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice|
|The Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice is a statewide not-for-profit membership organization of Criminal Defense Lawyers, law students and associated professionals dedicated to protecting the rights of the accused in the courts and in the legislature, promoting excellence in the practice of criminal law through education, training and mutual assistance, and fostering public awareness of citizens’ rights, the criminal justice system and the role of the defense lawyer.
AACJ was formed in 1986 when a group of 40 experienced criminal defense lawyers from around the State of Arizona gathered together to discuss the disregard the courts and the legislature seemed to have for those accused of crime and the lawyers representing them. Out of that meeting grew an organization of nearly 500 members, united in purpose, whose collective voice is now heard and often heeded by the courts and by the legislature.
|AR BAR||Arkansas Bar Association|
|The Arkansas Bar Association welcomes you and invites you to use this website to learn more about what we do. As lawyers we stand for tradition�the best traditions. Tradition of the past and how they will shape the character of our growth in the future. We are moving into the future with this new website that was created by volunteer members. Our goal is to create new opportunities for the Association to communicate with the public and the legal community. Thank you for joining us as we continue to grow.|
|NYC BAR||Association of the Bar of the City of New York|
|The New York City Bar was established in 1870 and works to improve the professional lives of its 23,000 members and to serve the public. The City Bar offers lawyers from all segments of the profession a wide variety of services and opportunities to meet their professional goals and fulfill their personal interests. The Association hosts over 200 events a year open to the public including career advancement and professional development programs. It also offers comprehensive continuing legal education programs by leaders in the profession.|
|ATLANTABAR||Atlanta Bar Association|
|The members of the Atlanta Bar Association are a part of a vibrant, robust organization. We have earned a national reputation for successful and innovative programs and continue to break ground in new areas. We advocate for the legal profession and help create a professional and collegial environment as well as tools to assist with the day-to-day operation of our members’ legal practice.|
|BASF||Bar Association of San Francisco|
|The 3,200 Barristers Club members are The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) members in their first ten years of practice, as well as BASF members who are law students or legal professionals.
The Barristers Club was founded in 1929 to promote fellowship among the newer members of the legal profession. The Barristers Club holds numerous CLE seminars, social and networking events throughout the year.
You will automatically become a member of the Barristers Club when you join BASF.
|CBA||Canadian Bar Association|
|The CBA is the essential ally and advocate of all members of the legal profession; it is the voice for all members of the profession and its primary purpose is to serve its members; it is the premier provider of personal and professional development and support to all members of the legal profession; it promotes fair justice systems, facilitates effective law reform, promotes equality in the legal profession and is devoted to the elimination of discrimination; the CBA is a leading edge organization committed to enhancing the professional and commercial interests of a diverse membership and to protecting the independence of the judiciary and the Bar.|
|CBA||Cincinnati Bar Association|
|Since its establishment in 1961, the Cincinnati Bar Foundation has been guided by local attorneys dedicated to the Foundation's mission of supporting legal education and law-related programs and services to the community.|
|CMBA||Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association|
|The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) is a nonprofit organization, operating as a center for legal professionalism in the region and promoting the highest ethical and professionalism standards. It was formed in March 2008 by the consolidation of the Cleveland Bar and Cuyahoga County Bar Associations, which brought together more than 135 years of rich history. Its vision is to advance the greater Cleveland legal community as a world-class center of professional excellence and model of community service.|
|CBA||Colorado Bar Association|
|The Colorado Bar Association sections cover diverse specialties of the law. Each section is designed to offer members a closer association with other professionals engaged in a similar legal specialty. Active participation in these sections allows members to gain the maximum benefit from their CBA membership. This involvement creates a special opportunity for the members to study issues, express ideas, apply talents and share experiences with others who have similar interests. Sections also offer valuable, informative and inexpensive seminars and institutes that generally offer CLE credits. The discount for a single program often exceeds a member's total annual cost of joining the section. We encourage you to become a member of all the sections that interest you.|
|CBA||Columbus Bar Association|
|The Columbus Bar Foundation is the charitable arm of the Columbus legal community. Working together, we strive to increase access to justice, improve the administration of justice and promote excellence in legal education through scholarships and grants.|
|CBA||Connecticut Bar Association|
|The Connecticut Bar Association is a membership organization of Connecticut attorneys working to advance the principles of justice, the practice of law and the public understanding of the law.|
|DBA||Dallas Bar Association|
|The Dallas Bar Association (DBA) was founded by 40 lawyers in 1873, during an era that witnessed remarkable growth in the city of Dallas. As stated in its first charter - signed in 1916 by 100 members - the purpose of "the Bar Association of Dallas" was "for support of a literary undertaking and maintenance of a library." The Association has since been dedicated to the continuing education of its members as well as public service programs and improvement of the administration of justice. For years, Association headquarters were housed in the offices of the then current presidents. In 1937, headquarters were established in a small space under the stairs of the Old Red Courthouse. Ten years later, the DBA was the state's first bar association to incorporate. Incorporators envisioned the Association someday being housed in its own building. The DBA has offered members the unique opportunity of meeting, dining, conversing and learning together in its own headquarters since 1955. In that year, the DBA opened its offices, dining room and meeting facilities on the lobby floor of the Adolphus Hotel. Membership jumped to nearly 1,500 lawyers by the end of the decade and the facilities were remodeled and expanded in 1965. In 1979, the 3,600-member Association moved into the restored home of the late Col. A.H. Belo, founder of The Dallas Morning News. Now, the Association boasts an even more incredible home thanks to the addition of The Pavilion at The Belo Mansion, a dynamic new space for meetings, social events, and community gatherings. Approximately 9,000 lawyers are members today in this voluntary association. The DBA's image in the community is one of respect and influence, holding an enviable reputation among metropolitan bar associations throughout the nation.|
|DBA||Dayton Bar Association|
|The DBA offices are located in the Performance Place Office Condominiums in the heart of downtown Dayton:|
|DC BAR||District of Columbia Bar|
|The District of Columbia Bar is the second largest unified bar association in the United States. The D.C. Bar’s core functions, supported by member dues, are the registration of lawyers, operation of a lawyer disciplinary system, maintenance of a Clients’ Security Fund, and certain other administrative operations. Many of the important educational and public service programs carried out by the Bar are made possible by voluntary contributions, user fees, and other nondues sources of income.|
|FBA||Federal Bar Association|
|The Association will be recognized as the premier bar association serving the federal practitioner and judiciary.|
|FBC||Federal Bar Council|
|The Federal Bar Council is an organization of lawyers who practice in federal courts within the Second Circuit. It is dedicated to promoting excellence in federal practice and fellowship among federal practitioners. It is also committed to encouraging respectful, cordial relations between the bench and bar.|
|FACDL||Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers|
|The Miami Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL-Miami) is the preeminent organization in South Florida advancing the mission of Miami's criminal defense lawyers to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or other misconduct.
We provide inexpensive and effective courses for our members to provide them with the tools to hone skills, enhance knowledge and an opportunity to earn Continuing Legal Education credits required by the Florida Bar. Our members also enjoy support from our Strike-Force team of lawyers and access into the minds of the most talented criminal defense lawyers in Miami.
|FL BAR||Florida Bar|
|A guardian for the integrity of the legal profession, The Florida Bar is the statewide professional organization of lawyers.|
|FJA||Florida Justice Association|
|The Florida Justice Association (FJA), formerly the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (AFTL), is dedicated to strengthening and upholding Florida's civil justice system and protecting the rights of Florida's citizens and consumers.
We passionately believe that all Floridians benefit when deserving individuals have a fair chance to seek justice in our state's courts and that Florida's consumers are made safer when large corporations and industries are held to a high ethical standard and accept fair responsibility for their actions.
FJA works in the legislative, political and public arenas to ensure that Floridians know and understand the importance of their rights to justice and to make certain that these rights, which are at the very core of what it means to be American, are safeguarded and protected.
|GACDL||Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers|
|The Purposes and Objectives of the Association are:
To provide an appropriate state organization representing those lawyers who are actively engaged in the defense of criminal cases;
To resist proposed legislation or rules which would curtail such rights and to promote sound alternatives;
To promote educational activities to improve the skills and knowledge of lawyers engaged in the defense of criminal cases;
To improve the judicial system and to urge the selection and appointment to the bench of well-qualified and experienced lawyers;
To improve the correctional system and to seek more effective rehabilitation opportunities for those convicted of crimes;
To promote constant improvement in the administration of criminal justice.
|GTLA||Georgia Trial Lawyers Association|
|Founded in 1956, The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) is dedicated to strengthening and upholding Georgia’s civil justice system and protecting the rights of Georgia citizens and consumers.
GTLA works in the legislative, political and media arenas to ensure that Georgians know and understand the importance of their rights to justice and to make certain that these rights, which are at the very core of what it means to be American, are safeguarded and protected.
Today, news abounds of powerful interests, like big insurance companies, drug companies and other large corporations, delaying or refusing to pay fair and just insurance claims, producing unsafe products, polluting our environment, defrauding employees and shareholders, and putting American families and small businesses at risk. These same powerful interests dominate our political process and demand that state legislatures all around the nation restrict citizens’ access to our courts. These restrictions are unjust.
|ISB||Idaho State Bar|
|The ISB operates under power and authority delegated by the Idaho Supreme Court through its rule-making power and under statutory authority of the Legislature. The Bar is governed by five commissioners, elected from Idaho’s seven judicial districts. Two commissioners are elected from the Fourth District, one represents the First and Second Districts, one the Third and Fifth Districts and one the Sixth and Seventh Districts. Commissioners serve staggered three-year terms.|
|KBA||Kentucky Bar Association|
|The Kentucky Bar Association is an independent agency of the Supreme Court of Kentucky. Its authority to regulate the legal profession in Kentucky, delegated by the Kentucky Supreme Court through rules, is derived from the Kentucky Constitution.|
|LACBA||Los Angeles County Bar Association|
|Welcome home—to the Los Angeles County Bar Association! If you are an attorney practicing in Los Angeles County, or far beyond, you have found the place where you can get more help on more matters from more knowledgeable people, and at a lower cost, than from any other bar association. That’s our promise to you.|
|LCBA||Loudoun County Bar Association|
|Welcome to the official web site of the Loudoun County Virginia Bar Association of Leesburg, Virginia. The members of this bar are all attorneys who have a special interest in Loudoun County. All have voluntarily joined. To join, please fill out an application and forward it to Dennis Hanrahan at email@example.com or to the Loudoun County Bar Association at P.O. Box 201, Leesburg, VA 20178. No payment is due until the Applicant has been notified of admittance.|
|LSBA||Louisiana State Bar Association|
|The Louisiana State Bar Association is proud to offer Fastcase Fastcase is a free web based legal research program available to all active members. The program provides online access to millions of cases, statutes and regulations via the American Law Library. Users can search all jurisdictions at one time, resulting in the most often cited references from the database. Inquires can be made using keywords, Boolean phrases and citations. Fastcase also features dual-column printing and hyperlinked citations.|
|The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings system is based on the confidential opinions of other lawyers and judges. The system evaluates lawyers and law firms in the United States and Canada. An AV rating is the highest possible rating and takes into consideration both legal ability and ethical standards. We are proud to have achieved this highest rating and acknowledgement of our exceptional professional abilities.|
|MSBA||Maryland State Bar Association|
|In 1985, the Poe School, located at the northeast corner of West Fayette and North Greene Streets, became the permanent home of the Maryland State Bar Association. Our association is housed in a three-story red brick building richly embellished with attractive gables, windows and stone sills, which was constructed by the City of Baltimore in 1880. Designed by the prominent local architect Francis E. Davis, it replaced an earlier school built in 1837 at the same location and functioned as a Male Grammar and Primary School. Its counterpart, located diagonally across the street, was the Female Primary and Grammar School No. 1 which had been built in 1875, but has since been demolished.
The establishment of the Maryland Bar Center on this site represents a continuation of the tradition of serving the needs of the community, both legal and urban.
|MBA||Massachusetts Bar Association|
|Founded in 1910, the Massachusetts Bar Association is a non-profit organization that serves the legal profession and the public by promoting the administration of justice, legal education, professional excellence and respect for the law. The MBA represents a diverse group of attorneys, judges and legal professionals across the commonwealth.|
|NAELA||National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc|
|The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA) was founded in 1987 as a professional association of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to seniors and people with special needs.|
|NABL||National Association of Bond Lawyers|
|The National Association of Bond Lawyers was incorporated as an Illinois non-profit corporation on February 5, 1979, for the purposes of educating its members and others in the law relating to state and municipal bonds and other obligations, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas as to law and practice, improving the state of the art in the field, providing advice and comment at the federal, state and local levels with respect to legislation, regulations, rulings and other action, or proposals therefore, affecting state and municipal obligations, and providing advice and comment with regard to state and municipal obligations in proceedings before courts and administrative bodies through briefs and memoranda as a friend of the court or agency.|
|NACBA||National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys|
|NACBA is the only national organization dedicated to serving the needs of consumer bankruptcy attorneys and protecting the rights of consumer debtors in bankruptcy. Formed in 1992, NACBA now has more than 4,500 members located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.|
|NACDL||National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers|
|The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) is the preeminent organization in the United States advancing the mission of the nation's criminal defense lawyers to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or other misconduct. A professional bar association founded in 1958, NACDL's more than 12,800 direct members -- and 94 state, local, and international affiliate organizations with another 35,000 members -- include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, active U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges committed to preserving fairness within America's criminal justice system.|
|NAEPC||National Association of Estate Planners & Councils|
|NAPIL||National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers|
|NAWL||National Association of Women Lawyers|
|The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) is the leading national voluntary organization devoted to the interests of women lawyers and women's rights. Founded over 100 years ago, NAWL has historically served as an educational forum and an active voice for the concerns of women in the legal profession|
|NELA||National Employment Lawyers Association|
|The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) advances employee rights and serves lawyers who advocate for equality and justice in the American workplace.|
|NOSSCR||National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives|
|Established in 1979, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives is an association of over 3,900 attorneys and other advocates who represent Social Security and Supplemental Security Income claimants. Our members are committed to providing high quality representation for claimants, to maintaining a system of full and fair adjudication for every claimant, and to advocating for beneficial change in the disability determination and adjudication process.|
|NJSBA||New Jersey State Bar Association|
|NYSBA||New York State Bar Association|
|NCAJ||North Carolina Advocates for Justice|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice, formerly the NC Academy of Trial Lawyers.
The North Carolina Advocates For Justice was formed more than 45 years ago by a small group of trial lawyers who wanted to protect peoples' rights. Today, the North Carolina Advocates For Justice has almost 4,000 members and is one of the top protectors of individual rights in North Carolina. NC Advocates For Justice members represent those injured by the wrongdoing of others, workers fighting for their rights in the workplace, the disabled, those addressing family problems, consumers, those in debt, and those accused of crime.
The North Carolina Advocates for Justice accomplishes its mission through effective advocacy work in the NC state legislature advocating for the rights of all citizens, through the development of over 40 professional development seminars annually to help attorneys improve their skills, and through the administration of a variety of public outreach and education initiatives aimed at enhancing public understanding of the US legal system. The organization's Legal Affairs Committee also monitors the development of law and serves as a trial attorney advocate to the State Bar.
|NCBA||North Carolina Bar Association|
|The North Carolina Bar Association, founded in 1899, is a voluntary organization of lawyers, paralegals and law students dedicated to serving the public and the legal profession. The N.C. Bar Center in Cary serves as headquarters for the NCBA and the NCBA Foundation, Inc. Though similar, the NCBA (www.ncbar.org) and the mandatory North Carolina State Bar (www.ncbar.gov) are not affiliated. The State Bar, which regulates the practice of law in North Carolina, is located in Raleigh and is accessible via phone at 919-828-4620. To reach the NCBA by phone, dial 800-662-7407 or 919-677-0561.|
|NC BAR||North Carolina State Bar|
|The North Carolina State Bar is the state agency responsible for regulating the practice of law in North Carolina.|
|OSBA||Ohio State Bar Association|
|Membership in the Ohio State Bar Association offers access to all the resources and services needed to support lawyers, law school students and paralegals/legal assistants in their professional growth.|
|OBA||Oklahoma Bar Association|
|The Oklahoma Bar Association, headquartered in Oklahoma City, was created by the Oklahoma Supreme Court to advance the administration of justice and to foster and maintain learning, integrity, competence, public service and high standards of conduct among Oklahoma's legal community. Although the OBA is an arm of the Supreme Court, the association does not receive any state funding.|
|OSB||Oregon State Bar|
|The Oregon State Bar (OSB) was established in 1935 by the Oregon Legislative Assembly to license and discipline lawyers, regulate the practice of law and provide a variety of services to bar members and the public. The bar is a public corporation and an instrumentality of the Oregon Judicial Department, funded by membership and program fees. It is not a state agency and does not receive any financial support or taxpayer dollars from the state’s general fund.|
|PAJ||Pennsylvania Association for Justice|
|Forty Years of Commitment. In 1968, the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (PaTLA) was created to uphold and defend the Pennsylvania legal system, including trial by jury. To accomplish this mission, the Association assists trial attorneys throughout the state in a number of ways, including but not limited to: providing a forum where legal information can be shared, organizing educational seminars on all aspects of trial practice, publishing legal texts on a range of issues, and most importantly, lobbying for the integrity of a robust civil justice system in our state, all with the aim of helping trial attorneys better represent their wronged clients. Unlike other states, working together, the Association has resisted measures that would drastically close courthouse doors to Pennsylvanians who rely on courtrooms as their last resort to retain justice. The Association also strives to foster public awareness of the role of the trial attorney in the administration of justice and to protect every citizen’s 7th Amendment right to trial by jury. In 2007, the name of the Association was officially changed to Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ). PAJ and its members have always worked to achieve and maintain justice for Pennsylvania’s patients and consumers. The change made this mission part of our name.|
|PBA||Pennsylvania Bar Association|
|Regular membership in the Pennsylvania Bar Association is open to all lawyers who are in good standing and licensed by the bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Attorneys in private practice who have their primary business address in a unit county must join the PBA through the unit county.|
|PBA||Philadelphia Bar Association|
|The 13,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association, founded in 1802, is America's first chartered metropolitan bar association and Pennsylvania's largest local bar association. As such, it is a keystone in the ongoing developments of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania legal systems.|
|SDCBA||San Diego County Bar Association|
|The San Diego County Bar Association is the region's oldest and largest law-related organization. The voice for San Diego's diverse legal community, the SDCBA aims to support and inform county's lawyers, but also the public and the community. Programs help clients find qualified lawyers, resolve disputes and educate San Diegans on their legal rights and responsibilities. The SDCBA, which encompasses 50 unique sections, committees and divisions, strives to provide members with knowledge and tools to expand and enrich their practices. From over 300 hours of quality continuing legal education each year, award winning publications, mentor programs and networking opportunities, to discounted pricing on insurance, office supplies and more, the SDCBA is dedicated to serving San Diego's lawyers. The SDCBA is headquartered in downtown San Diego.|
|CDBA-CDLC||San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association / Criminal Defense Lawyer's Club|
|The CDBA and CDLC groups are comprised of California attorneys actively engaged in the defense of state and federal criminal cases.|
|SDDL||San Diego Defense Lawyers|
|SBA||State Bar of Arizona|
|The State Bar of Arizona is a non-profit organization that operates under the supervision of the Arizona Supreme Court. The Bar regulates approximately 13,000 active attorneys in Arizona and provides education and development programs for the legal profession and the public. The Bar and its members are committed to serving the public by making sure the voices of all people in Arizona are heard in our justice system.
The organization was formed in 1933 and has a rich history of serving attorneys and the public. We have a wide variety of programs designed to help Arizonans, all of which are detailed throughout this Web site.
As part of our goal to protect the public, the State Bar has a lawyer regulation department, which works to resolve problems between clients and attorneys. The Bar also offers legal information for consumers, periodic free legal advice days and other educational programs.
|CA BAR||State Bar of California|
|Created by the state legislature in 1927, the State Bar is a public corporation within the judicial branch of government, serving as an arm of the California Supreme Court.
All State Bar members are officers of the court.
|FL BAR||State Bar of Florida|
|To Serve The organized bar in Florida began in 1889 with a small group of lawyers. The Florida State Bar Association was formed in 1907 and continued until the summer of 1949 when the Supreme Court of Florida approved the formation of a “unified” or “integrated” bar with mandatory membership. In April 1950, the name was changed to The Florida Bar and 3,758 lawyers were grandfathered in as members.|
|GA BAR||State Bar of Georgia|
|The State Bar of Georgia exists to foster among the members of the Bar of this state the principles of duty and service to the public; to improve the administration of justice; and to advance the science of law. All persons authorized to practice law in this state are required to be members.
The Bar has strict codes of ethics and discipline that are enforced by the Supreme Court of Georgia through the State Bar's Office of the General Counsel. Membership dues and other contributions help the Bar provide programs that are mutually beneficial to its members and the general public.
|NV BAR||State Bar of Nevada|
|TX BAR||State Bar of Texas|
|The State Bar of Texas offers many different programs and services to help you understand our legal system.
We believe that access to information is the key ingredient toward solving most of your legal issues. Gain more power and control by being informed.
|TBA||Tennessee Bar Association|
|BABC||The Bar Association of Baltimore City|
|The Bar Association of Baltimore City is the first Bar Association formed in the State of Maryland and one of the oldest in the Nation. Incorporated on January 15, 1880, its mission was "to aid in maintaining the honor and dignity of the profession, to promote legal science, and further the administration of justice." Though the practice of law has become more complex, these are still the goals which we strive today.|
|MB||The Mississippi Bar|
|Since its unification in 1932, The Mississippi Bar has grown to an organization of more than 7,000 members. The Bar's contributions to improving the administration of justice in Mississippi include the adoption of the Rules of Civil Procedure; Rules of Evidence; increased judicial salaries; administrative support for trial judges; Court of Appeals; and the creation of an Administrative Office of the Courts. Other significant accomplishments include the adoption of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education for attorneys in Mississippi; the establishment of the Interest on Lawyers Trust Account program; the construction of The Mississippi Bar Center and numerous other programs and projects benefiting both the public and profession.|
|TBA||Toledo Bar Association|
|Overview: Consists of 1650 members governed by an elected Board of Trustees Headquartered in its own 3-story building in downtown Toledo; supported by a professional staff of 13 Sponsors more than 40 active committees in such fields as law reform, court administration, professional ethics and continuing legal education. Inter-professional committees work with other professionals to solve mutual problems. Schedules continuing legal education seminars and social gatherings for the benefit of its members. Provides free legal services to those who cannot afford it through its 400+ Pro Bono panel attorneys.|
|USB||Utah State Bar|
|VBA||Virginia Bar Association|
|The Virginia Bar Association is a voluntary professional association for attorneys. Many people confuse the VBA with the mandatory bar in Virginia, the Virginia State Bar. If you have a complaint, would like a referral service, or would like information about licensing, please contact the Virginia State Bar.
If you are seeking a lawyer or legal advice, please note that The Virginia Bar Association does not offer lawyer referrals and we do not offer legal advice to callers. You may wish to contact the Virginia Lawyer Referral Service at 1-800-552-7977 or (804) 775-0808 (Richmond area).
|VSB||Virginia State Bar|
|The Virginia State Bar (VSB) was created in 1938 by the General Assembly as an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Virginia. The creation of the agency unified Virginia's lawyers in a mandatory State Bar. The VSB is governed by its Council and Executive Committee, whose members are elected or appointed from every judicial circuit in the Commonwealth. The mission of the Virginia State Bar, as an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Virginia, is to regulate the legal profession of Virginia; to advance the availability and quality of legal services provided to the people of Virginia; and to assist in improving the legal profession and the judicial system.|
|VTLA||Virginia Trial Lawyers Association|
|The Virginia Trial Lawyers Foundation, a non-profit tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) corporation was incorporated in 1988 as the Distinguished Service Education Foundation by the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA). The Foundation’s goals include promoting public understanding of the law, providing scholarships to persons studying law, providing a forum for public debate to promote understanding of the law, and preparing presentations and printed and audio-visual materials to describe the working of the judicial system.|
|WSBA||Washington State Bar Association|
|The WSBA is an administrative arm of the Washington State Supreme Court. It administers the admissions, licensing, and discipline functions for the lawyers in Washington. In addition, the WSBA provides many services to its 33,800 members (see our demographic information).|
|WV BAR||West Virginia State Bar|
|WY BAR||Wyoming State Bar Association|
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