Most states have a bar that is a government-sanctioned body, charged with the regulation and licensing of attorneys. Some states also have a voluntary bar association that focuses on advancing and improving the legal profession. In other states, one organization serves both functions.
In every state, however, there is at least one entity that exists to streamline and support the legal profession and to engage with the public to assure confidence in and accountability for attorneys.
This list provides a list of such organizations with links to additional contact information, including the address and phone number. Find links for more information about how the state determines the bar exam requirements, administers the exam, reviews complaints against lawyers, and handles disciplinary actions.