State Bar Association

Definition - What does State Bar Association mean?

A state bar association is a professional group that is comprised of attorneys who have passed the bar exam in a certain state. Lawyers who want to practice law in a given state may have to be an official member of the bar association for that state. Each state has its own bar association.

Justipedia explains State Bar Association

State bar associations have a number of powers and responsibilities. They can regulate certain aspects of the legal profession in their states. They can also provide certain punishments to attorneys who violate rules. In extreme cases, state bar associations can even kick an attorney out of the association if they have done something that the bar association considers to be extremely wrong.

State bar associations can be very influential in their own states.

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