In some legal systems, the bâtonnier is the head of the legal profession (the bar).
In Jersey, the Bâtonnier is head of the profession of advocate. The role includes administering the legal aid system for the island (the day-to-day administration is carried out by an Acting Bâtonnier, while the Bâtonnier decides appeals against the decision of the Acting Bâtonnier). The Bâtonnier formerly had a role in dealing with disciplinary matters involving advocates, but that role was removed in 2005.
- "Advocate Susan Pearmain appointed as Bâtonnier in Jersey". Appleby Global. 3 June 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
- "Legal Aid in Jersey". Acting Bâtonnier. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
- "Legal aid". Citizens Advice Bureau. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
- See, for example: The Representation of the Bâtonnier In The Matter Of a Complaint against an Advocate of the Royal Court, 2003 JRC 77 (Royal Court of Jersey 12 May 2003).
- See article 18(6) of "The Law Society of Jersey Law 2005". jerseylaw.je. As at 1 January 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2012. Check date values in:
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