A&B Reporting has provided a list of different Bar Associations in North America. Please click on the links below for the listing.
American Bar Association
American Bar Association
The leading national bar
association for United States attorneys, offering publications, CLE, and
information on a very broad array of legal subjects. The Mission of the
American Bar Association is to be the national representative of the legal
profession, serving the public and the profession by promoting justice,
professional excellence and respect for the law.
Canada Bar Association
Bar Association CBA
CBA is the essential ally and advocate of all members of the legal profession;
it is the voice for all members of the profession and its primary purpose is to
serve its members; it is the premier provider of personal and professional
development and support to all members of the legal profession; it promotes
fair justice systems, facilitates effective law reform, promotes equality in
the legal profession and is devoted to the elimination of discrimination; the
CBA is a leading edge organization committed to enhancing the professional and
commercial interests of a diverse membership and to protecting the independence
of the judiciary and the Bar.
Association Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia branch offers a variety of professional development opportunities.
Through our sections, we provide our members with an opportunity to meet and
exchange thoughts with colleagues while offering the profession a means of
keeping informed on the very latest developments in the law. In addition to
section activity, the Nova Scotia branch holds a number of one-day seminars
each year and an annual professional development conference.
Law Society of Alberta
serve the public interest by promoting a high standard of legal services and
professional conduct through the governance and regulation of an independent
Society of British Columbia
Law Society of British Columbia is the regulatory body for the BC legal
profession. The primary responsibility of the Law Society under the Provincial
Legal Profession Act is to protect the public interest in the administration of
justice. The Law Society of BC works to ensure that the public is well served
by a legal profession that is honorable, competent and independent. The Law
Society sets and enforces standards of professional conduct for lawyers in BC.
The Society also brings a voice to issues affecting the Justice System and the
delivery of legal services.
Society of Manitoba
educational activities of the Law Society of Manitoba are overseen by the
Admissions and Education Committee. The primary responsibilities of this
committee are continuing legal education programs and the admission of persons
to the bar, which includes the CPLED program, applicants from other Canadian jurisdictions
(transfer applications), and members applying for permission to resume active
Society of New Brunswick
Law Society Act (1996) sets out clearly the objects and duties of the Society.
Society Of Newfoundland & Labrador
Law Society is the regulatory body for the legal profession in the province and
is governed by the Benchers. The President acts as Chair of Benchers meetings,
or Convocations, this word used because of Benchers authority to grant degrees
Society of Nunavut
in 1999, the Law Society of Nunavut is a self-governing society, which derives
its authority from the legal profession act of Nunavut. The Law Society is
responsible for governing the legal profession in the public interest according
to Nunavut law and the law society's rules, regulations, guidelines and the
Canadian bar association's code of professional conduct. It is our
responsibility to ensure that the people of Nunavut are served by lawyers who
meet high standards of competence, learning and professional conduct; and, to
uphold the independence, integrity and honor of the legal profession. We
believe that the public is well served by a legal profession that is
independent, responsible, and responsive to the needs of the public it serves.
Law Society of Prince
Societyâ€™s main task is to regulate the practice of law within the province.
The Law Society is governed by legislation passed by the PEI legislature in
1992 called the Legal Profession Act. The Act outlines the Societyâ€™s
objectives as: to uphold and protect the public interest in the administration
of Justice to establish standards for the education, professional
responsibility, and competence of members and applicants for membership to
ensure the independence, integrity and honor of the Society and its members to
regulate the practice of law to uphold and protect the interests of members.
Law Society of
govern the legal profession by upholding high standards of competence and integrity;
ensuring the independence of the profession; advancing the administration of
justice, the profession and the rule of law; all in the public interest.
Society of the Northwest Territories
in 1978, the Law Society of the Northwest Territories is a self-governing
Society which derives its authority from the Legal Profession Act of the
Northwest Territories. The Law Society is responsible for governing the legal
profession in the public interest according to Northwest Territories law and
the Law Societyâ€™s rules, regulations, guidelines and Code of Professional
Conduct. It is our responsibility to ensure that the people of the Northwest
Territories are served by lawyers who meet high standards of competence,
learning and professional conduct; and, to uphold the independence, integrity
and honour of the legal profession. We believe that the Public is well served
by a legal profession that is independent, responsible, and responsive to the
needs of the public its serves.
Society of Upper Canada
objects of the foundation (generally stated) are: to receive donations and to
maintain funds to foster, encourage and promote legal education in Ontario; to
receive donations and to maintain and use funds to provide financial assistance
to law students in Ontario, including students in the Society's bar admission
course; to receive donations and to maintain and use funds for the restoration and
preservation of lands and buildings of historic significance to Canadaâ€™s
legal heritage; to receive gifts of muniments and legal memorabilia of interest
and significance to Canadaâ€™s legal heritage and to maintain a museum
displaying such items; to receive and maintain a collection of gifts of books
and other written material for use by educational institutions in Canada; and,
to receive donations and use the funds for the administration of the lawyers
feed the hungry program.
Ontario Bar Association is a branch of the Canadian Bar Association, an
organization of lawyers formed to provide support by the profession to the
profession so that it may render better service to its members and the public.
This is accomplished by both education and representation to government on
topics of current concern.
Mexican Bar Association
Mexicana Colegio de Abogados
Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados se fundÃƒÂ³ en 1922 con el nombre de La
Barra Mexicana de Abogados. Las bases que debÃƒÂan regirla se firmaron el 12
de octubre de ese aÃƒÂ±o, en el marco de la clausura del Segundo Congreso
JurÃƒÂdico Nacional. DÃƒÂas despuÃƒÂ©s, el 29 de diciembre, la AsociaciÃƒÂ³n
quedÃƒÂ³ formalmente constituida al firmar la escritura notables abogados de la
ÃƒÂ©poca.2. Addrress: Varsovia No. 1, Col. JuÃƒÂ¡rez, CP. 06600, MÃƒÂ©xico D.F.
Tel. 5208-3115, 5208-3115, 5208-1355
USMBA is a unique, bi-national Bar Association made up of attorneys from both
Mexico and the United States.