Bar council

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A bar council (Irish: Comhairle an Bharra) or bar association, in a common law jurisdiction with a legal profession split between solicitors and barristers or advocates, is a professional body that regulates the profession of barristers . In such jurisdictions, solicitors are generally regulated by the law society.

In common law jurisdictions with no distinction between barristers and solicitors (i.e. where there is a “fused profession”) the professional body may be called variously a Law Society, Bar Council, or bar association.

List of bar councils and bar associations[edit]

The following are bar councils and bar associations that are professional bodies for barristers in common law jurisdictions with a split legal profession. For jurisdictions with a fused profession, see bar association.

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