bar association
bar association n: a professional association made up of members of a particular bar (as of a state)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

bar association
An organization of lawyers. Membership in a state bar association (also called an "integrated" or "unified" bar association) is often mandatory before a lawyer can practice in that state. There are also many voluntary bar associations organized by city, county, or other community.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


bar association
An organization of lawyers established to promote professional competence, enforce standards of ethical conduct, and encourage a spirit of public service among members of the legal profession.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


bar association
An organization of lawyers established to promote professional competence, enforce standards of ethical conduct, and encourage a spirit of public service among members of the legal profession.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

bar association
n.
   an organization of lawyers. There are two types, one of which is official and usually called an "integrated bar," which is qualified by the particular state's highest court to establish rules for admission and conduct. There are also local bar associations by city or county which are unofficial and voluntary, but do conduct the business of attorneys, such as settling fee disputes and working with the local courts on rules. There is also the American Bar Association, a national voluntary organization of attorneys.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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