Bar Association

A bar association is a professional body of lawyers. Some bar associations are responsible for the regulation of the legal profession in their jurisdiction; others are professional organizations dedicated to serving their members; in many cases, they are both. In many Commonwealth jurisdictions, the bar association comprises lawyers who are qualified as barristers or advocates in particular, versus solicitors. Membership in bar associations may be mandatory or optional for practicing attorneys, depending on jurisdiction.

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Mike Sheffield - Leadership
... practice in Decatur he was elected President of the DeKalb County Bar Association ... He was also elected to the State Bar of Georgia's Board of Governor's which is the governing body of the State Bar ... He was also Chairman of the State Bar's Lawyer Assistance Committee ...
Bernard Segal
... elected chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the nation's oldest bar association ... In 1969, he became president of the American Bar Association ... Eisenhower to submit to the American Bar Association Committee on the Federal Judiciary the names of all prospective federal judicial nominees, including the Supreme Court, for a ...
Shackelford Miller, Jr.
... late Judge Elwood Hamilton, in a tribute to him at a 1939 dinner of the Louisville Bar Association, said he possessed "those qualities which make for high judicial standing ... He was also active in the affairs of the American Bar Association and as a member of a special ABA committee, he worked for three years helping draft the American Bar Association's code of ...
Bar Association - United States - Judges
... Judges may or may not be members of the bar ... Etymologically, they sit "on the bench", and the cases which come before them are "at bar" or "at bench" ... that some or all judges be members of the bar typically these limit or completely prohibit the judges from practicing law while serving as a judge ...
Loyd Wright
... represented a number of movie stars, served as president of the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association ...

Famous quotes containing the words association and/or bar:

    In this great association we know no North, no South, no East, no West. This has been our pride for all these years. We have no political party. We never have inquired what anybody’s religion is. All we ever have asked is simply, “Do you believe in perfect equality for women?” This is the one article in our creed.
    Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906)

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    Shoud rise and bar the door.
    —Unknown. Get Up and Bar the Door (l. 13–16)