Definition - What does Bar mean?

In the context of the legal profession, the term "bar" is used to refer to attorneys and judges at large.

Justipedia explains Bar

Within the legal institution, bar can refer to several things:

  • Passing the "bar exam" allows you to work as an attorney.
  • Passing the bar exam also grants you access to the "bar association" for the state in which you passed it.
  • Being given "admission to the bar" means that you have permission to practice law.
  • Being "disbarred" is when a lawyer's law license is revoked.
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