Bar Associations

Supreme-Court-2-600x399Bar associations are professional organizations of lawyers which are responsible for the regulation of the legal profession in their jurisdictions. Others are organizations dedicated to serving their members by providing seminars, classes and materials. In many cases, the organization provides both types of services. In many states, a lawyer must be admitted to their state bar to be able to practice law in that jurisdiction.


Bar Association Definition (per Wikipedia)
“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 (see bar council). Membership in bar associations may be mandatory or optional for practicing attorneys, depending on jurisdiction.

In the United States, admission to the bar is permission granted by a particular court system to a lawyer to practice law in that system. This is to be distinguished from membership in a bar association. In the United States, some states require membership in the state bar association for all attorneys, while others do not.

Although bar associations historically existed as unincorporated voluntary associations, nearly all bar associations have since been organized (or reorganized) as corporations. Furthermore, membership in some of them (see the next section below) is no longer voluntary, which is why some of them have omitted the word “association” and merely call themselves the “state bar” to indicate that they are the incorporated body that constitutes the entire admitted legal profession of a state.”

Listed below is a table of both national, as well as, state bar associations together with a link to their website. This should enable the reader to quickly access information valuable to their particular need.

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National Bar Associations & Other Organizations

 Professional Associations

State & Local Bar Associations


Alaska Bar Association

AL Alabama State Bar
AR Arkansas Bar Association
AZ Arizona Bar Association
CO Colorado Bar Association
CT Connecticut Bar Association

Connecticut Bar Foundation

State of Connecticut Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission

Connecticut Association of Latin Americans in Higher Education

State of Connecticut Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission

Waterbury Bar Association

Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys

Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association

Connecticut Italian-American Bar Association

Connecticut Lawyers Group

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Fairfield County Bar Association

George W. Crawford Black Bar Association

Greater Bridgeport Bar Association

Greater Danbury Bar Association

Hartford County Bar Association

Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers – Connecticut

New Haven County Bar Association

New London County Bar Association

South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Laws

DE Delaware State Bar Association
FL Florida Bar

Florida Justice Association

GA Georgia State Bar
HI Hawaii State Bar Association
IA Iowa State Bar Association
ID Idaho State Bar Association
IL Illinois State Bar Association
IN Indiana State Bar Association
KS Kansas Bar Association
KY Kentucky Bar Association
LA Louisiana State Bar Association
MA Massachusetts Bar Association

Boston Bar Association

Boston Bar Association

MD Maryland State Bar Association
ME Maine State Bar Association
MI Michigan State Bar
MN Minnesota State Bar Association
MO Missouri State Bar
MS Mississippi State Bar Association
MT Montana Bar Association
NB Nebraska State Bar
NH New Hampshire Bar Association
NJ New Jersey State Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Foundation

NM New Mexico State Bar
NV Nevada State Bar
NY New York State Bar Association

New York State Defenders Association

New York Trial Lawyers Association

New York City Bar Association

Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Lesbian and Gay Law Association of Greater New York

OH Ohio State Bar Association
OK Oklahoma Bar Association
OR Oregon State Bar
PA Pennsylvania Bar

Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Philadelphia Bar Association

RI Rhode Island Bar Association
SC South Carolina Bar
SD State Bar of South Dakota
TN Tennessee State Bar
TX Texas State Bar
UT Utah State Bar
VA Virginia State Bar
VT Vermont Bar Association
WA Washington State Bar Association
DC District of Columbia Bar
WI Wisconsin State Bar
WV West Virginia State Bar
WY Wyoming State Bar