The Austrian Bar (Österreichischer Rechtsanwaltskammertag, ÖRAK) is the official representation of lawyers in Austria, a public body determined by law, which is responsible for safeguarding their rights and affairs and their representation at national, European and international level.
The Bar European Group is the specialist bar association of the Bar of England and Wales for lawyers whose area of practice or interest is European law and issues concerning the EU. BEG is consulted by the Bar, the Ministry of Justice, the Law Commission and the House of Lords EU Select Committee. The membership is predominantly barristers, but also includes judges, solicitor advocates, government lawyers, academics and students.
The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (Conseil des Barreaux Européens -CCBE) is the representative organisation of around 1 million European lawyers through its member bars and law societies from 31 full member countries, and 11 further associate and observer countries.
The Council of the Notariats of the European Union (CNUE) is the official body representing the notarial profession in dealings with the European institutions. Speaking for the profession, it negotiates and makes decisions for the European Union's notariats.
The Danish Bar and Law Society (”The Society”) conjoins lawyers holding the Danish title ”Advokat” authorised to practise law whether in Denmark, Greenland, The Faroe Islands or abroad. Registration with the Society is mandatory and today the Society conjoins approximately 5,800 lawyers.
The European Land Registry Association (ELRA) is an International association without lucrative purpose. Its mission and primary purpose may be described as: "the development and understanding of the role of land registration in real property and capital markets".
The European Law Faculties Association (ELFA) was founded in 1995 in Leuven by more than 80 Faculties of Law located in different universities across Europe. The organisation now has several hundred members from countries within the EU and beyond; it acts as an international forum for the discussion of many legal topics related to legal education.
The Unione Nazionale delle Camere Civili is the biggest Italian national association representing the interests of Italian lawyers practicing in the fields of private law.
The Expert Witness Institute (EWI) is a UK based membership body which was set up in November 1996 to service and support experts. It acts as a voice for the expert witness community, supporting experts from all professional disciplines and lawyers who use the services of experts.
The European Women Lawyers Association (EWLA) is registered in Belgium as an international non-governmental, non-profit, association. It is a federation of national women lawyers associations from amongst the European Union countries and those of EFTA countries. Members of EWLA are also individual women lawyers and academics from these countries. EWLA pursues the co-operation of European women lawyers, in order to combine their specific expertise in monitoring law and politics seen from the angle of fundamental rights, and in particular gender equality.
The European Network of Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ) is the organisation which unites all Councils for the Judiciary or similar autonomous institutions of the EU Member States and represents them in the EU.
The European Union of Judges in Commercial Matters (UEMC, EUJC) unifies all European country associations of judges in commercial matters where expert judges are part of the commercial jurisdiction system – actually Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland.
The General Council of Spanish Lawyers (Consejo General de la Abogacia Española) is the representative and executive body of the 83 Lawyer Associations of Spain and among its key missions is the management practice of lawyers, ensuring the prestige of the profession, requiring Bar Associations and their members to comply with the professional and ethical work toward a more agile, modern and effective justice duties.
The German Association of Judges (Deutscher Richterbund, DRB) is the largest professional association of judges and public prosecutors in Germany. Founded in 1909, today it brings together more than 15,000 members.
The German Civil Law Notaries (Deutsche Bundesnotarkammer, BNotK) is a body established and governed by federal law representing the German civil law notaries as a whole in the process of political decision-making at the national level.
The German Federal Bar (Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer) is the umbrella organisation of the German lawyers' professional self-regulation. It represents the interests of the 28 German Bars and thus of the entire legal profession in the Federal Republic of Germany, which currently consists of approximately 157,000 lawyers, vis-à-vis authorities, courts and organisations at national, European and international level.
The High Council of French Notariat (Conseil Superieur du Notariat, CSN), which is the only body authorised to act on behalf of all the Notaires of France, is a public-interest organisation created by the Order of 2/11/1945.
The International Union of Judicial Officers (Union Internationale des Huissiers de Justice, UIHJ) represents its members to international organisations and ensures collaboration with national professional bodies. It works to improve national procedural law and international treaties and makes every effort to promote ideas, projects and initiatives which help to move forward and elevate the independent status of officers of Court.
The Law Society represents solicitors in England and Wales. From negotiating with and lobbying the profession’s regulators, government and others, to offering training and advice, we are here to help, protect and promote solicitors across England and Wales.
The Network of the Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the European Union provides a forum through which European institutions are given an opportunity to request the opinions of Supreme Courts and to bring them closer by encouraging discussion and the exchange of ideas. The members gather for colloquiums to discuss matters of common interest.
The Paris Bar was founded under the reign of Louis XIV in 1274. Nowadays, it represents almost 30 000 lawyers, i.e. nearly half of those practicing in France, with an equal number of men and women among its ranks. Its prime objectives are to organise and structure the legal profession, to strengthen training and adapt it to the deep changes occurring in society and to expand the role and the influence of law in France and abroad.
The Society of Comparative Legislation (Société de Législation Comparée was founded in 1869. It organizes international meetings in France and abroad on contemporary topics and publishes the “Revue International de droit comparé” as well as monographies on comparative law.
The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) is the worldwide professional association for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning.
The South East European Law School Network brings together university law faculties in countries of South East Europe to facilitate an exchange of ideas and expertise.
The Swedish Bar Association, founded in 1887, represents and supervises Sweden’s advocates and has currently almost 5,500 members.
The Vojvodina Bar Association operates independently and is the only Bar Association of former Yugoslavia, not being a national bar, which is a member of the International Union of Lawyers (Union Internationale Des Avocats) and a Permanent Member of the Vienna Conference of Bar Associations. It has six branches and approximately 1,800 attorneys and 400 apprentices.