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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Loyd Wright
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Shackelford Miller, Jr.
... to him at a 1939 dinner of the Louisville Bar Association, said he possessed "those qualities which make for high judicial standing, including all-important mental and ... 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 ...
Bar Association - United States - Judges
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... 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
... the first Jewish lawyer 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 ...

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