State & Local Bar Association Directory

guide to bar associations

Learn what bar associations offer the public and how to find the one nearest you

A list of state and local bar associations.

A “bar association” is a professional association of attorneys. While every state in the country has a bar association, they vary widely in terms of structure and function.

The majority of state bar associations regulate the admission of attorneys to practice law in the state as well as oversee disciplinary actions that may need to be taken against the attorney. In a few states, regulatory agencies within the judicial branch of the state government handle these tasks.

Regardless of the specific function of your state bar association, the bar association’s website is a good place to find out whether an attorney is licensed to practice law.

Enjuris tip: The Enjuris law firm directory is another good place to find qualified lawyers.

This begs the question:

Should you check to make sure the attorney you’re considering hiring is licensed in your state?

The answer is a resounding YES.

It’s illegal for a lawyer to practice law in a state where they aren’t licensed (unless the lawyer has been admitted to practice in the state on a limited basis through an admission process called pro hac vice).

Enjuris tip: State bar association websites often have other information you may find helpful, including legal news and services to help clients resolve disputes with their lawyers.

The following is a list of the state bar associations (in alphabetical order), along with local bar associations within each state. Skip to your state and visit the linked websites to get a feel for the types of services your state and local bar association offers.

State & Local Bar Association Directory
State State Bar Association Local Bar Associations
Alabama Alabama State Bar Birmingham Bar Association
Madison County Bar Association
Mobile Bar Association
Montgomery County Bar Association
Alaska Alaska Bar Association List of local bar associations
Arizona Arizona State Bar Maricopa County Bar Association
Navajo Nation Bar Association
Pima County Bar Association
Arkansas Arkansas Bar Association Pulaski County Bar Association
California State Bar of California List of local bar associations
Colorado Colorado Bar Association List of local bar associations
Connecticut Connecticut Bar Association Fairfield County Bar Association
Danbury Bar Association
Hartford County Bar Association
New Haven County Bar Association
New London County Bar Association
Waterbury Bar Association
Delaware Delaware State Bar Association None
Florida Florida Bar List of local bar associations
Georgia State Bar of Georgia List of local bar associations
Hawaii Hawaii State Bar Association None
Idaho Idaho State Bar List of local bar associations
Illinois Illinois State Bar Association List of local bar associations
Indiana Indiana State Bar Association List of local bar associations
Iowa Iowa State Bar Association Linn County Bar Association
Polk County Bar Association
Scott County Bar Association
Kansas Kansas Bar Association Douglas County Bar Association
Johnson County Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Topeka Bar Association
Wichita Bar Association
Wyandotte County Bar Association
Kentucky Kentucky Bar Association Fayette County Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Northern Kentucky Bar Association
Louisiana Louisiana State Bar Association List of local bar associations
Maine Maine State Bar Association Cumberland Bar Association
Maryland Maryland Bar Association List of local bar associations
Massachusetts Massachusetts Bar Association List of local bar associations
Michigan State Bar of Michigan List of local bar associations
Minnesota Minnesota State Bar Association List of local bar associations
Mississippi Mississippi State Bar List of local bar associations
Missouri Missouri State Bar List of local bar associations
Montana State Bar of Montana Cascade County Bar Association
Nebraska Nebraska State Bar Lincoln County Bar Association
Omaha Bar Association
Nevada State Bar of Nevada List of local bar associations
New Hampshire New Hampshire Bar Association List of local bar associations
New Jersey New Jersey State Bar Association List of local bar associations
New Mexico New Mexico State Bar List of local bar associations
New York New York State Bar List of local bar associations
North Carolina North Carolina State Bar List of local bar associations
North Dakota State Bar Association of North Dakota List of local bar associations
Ohio Ohio State Bar Association List of local bar associations
Oklahoma Oklahoma Bar Association Tulsa County Bar Association
Oklahoma County Bar Association
Oregon Oregon State Bar List of local bar associations
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Bar Association List of local bar associations
Rhode Island Rhode Island Bar Association None
South Carolina South Carolina Bar List of local bar associations
South Dakota South Dakota Bar None
Tennessee Tennessee Bar Association Chattanooga Bar Association
Knoxville Bar Association
Memphis Bar Association
Nashville Bar Association
Texas State Bar of Texas List of local bar associations
Utah Utah State Bar List of local bar associations
Vermont Vermont State Bar None
Virginia Virginia Bar Association List of local bar associations
Washington Washington State Bar Association List of local bar associations
Washington D.C. DC Bar List of local bar associations
West Virginia West Virginia Bar Association List of local bar associations
Wisconsin State Bar of Wisconsin List of local bar associations
Wyoming Wyoming State Bar None

  

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