Arkansas Bar Association

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Arkansas State Bar
Type Legal Society
Headquarters Little Rock, AR
Location
  • United States
Membership
5,638 in 2012 (694 out of state)[1]
Website http://www.Arkbar.org/

The Arkansas State Bar is the voluntary (non-mandatory) bar association of the U.S. state of Arkansas.

History[edit]

As early as 1837, there were efforts to organize association of lawyers in Arkansas, but it was not until 1898 that the Arkansas State Bar was organized.[2] Its first president was Uriah Milton Rose, whose name would come to grace the state's oldest and most prestigious legal enterprise, Rose Law Firm.

Structure[edit]

The Arkansas State Bar publishes the quarterly Arkansas Lawyer Magazine,[3] the weekly "E-bulletins",[4] and other publications.

The Arkansas State Bar does not control lawyer licensing; that is a function of the Arkansas Board of Law Examiners.[5] It does not enforce the requirement that Arkansas lawyers must complete 12 credits of Continuing Legal Education each year.;[6] that is the function of the Arkansas Continuing Legal Education Board [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arkansas Bar Overview, Martindale Hubbell, retrieved 2012-11-16 
  2. ^ Arkansas Bar Association, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture, retrieved 2012-11-16 
  3. ^ "Publications". Arkansas State Bar. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  4. ^ "E-Bulletin". Arkansas State Bar. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  5. ^ "Rules Governing Bar Admission". Arkansas Supreme Court. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  6. ^ "MCLE Credit Requirements by State". Practising Law Institute. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  7. ^ Continuing Legal Education Board, Arkansas Supreme Court, retrieved 2012-11-16