A professional organization of attorneys who practice law within a specific
geographic area (for example, a state bar association) or who practice in a
common field or area of expertise in the law (for example, a defense attorneys’
A bar association in which membership is legally required of all
attorneys who practice law in that state or jurisdiction. Also called a compulsory bar,
mandatory bar, and unified bar.
A bar association that attorneys do not need to join in order to