Skip to main content

On The Web: Where to Find Law Societies Around The World

United States

American attorneys are regulated at the state level. State Bar membership is mandatory in some jurisdictions and voluntary in others. Regulation of the legal profession is carried out through a state regulatory agency, a discipline commission, or a discipline committee. In many states, lawyer discipline is the responsibility of the state's court system rather than the bar association.

Resources:

Bar Association in the USA

ABA Directory of Disciplinary Agencies (October 2018)

Regulation of the Legal Profession in the United States: Overview (April 2018)