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

Hong Kong

The two branches of the Hong Kong legal profession are governed by separate associations. Solicitors are members of the Law Society, while barristers belong to the Bar Association.


Japanese attorneys (bengoshi) must belong to the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, as well as be a member of one the 52 local bar associations.


Legal practitioners are admitted as both advocates and solicitors. All practitioners must be members of both the national and local bars. Local bars are represented in the Bar Council, the body responsible for setting professional standards and discipline.


Philippine legal practitioners are designated as attorneys or lawyers and must belong to the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.


Legal practitioners are admitted to the Singapore Bar as advocates and solicitors and are governed by the Law Society.