In this area of our website, we discuss specific instances where bar associations have been less than helpful, and even counter productive when trying to mediate a problem between one of their local attorneys and an individual.
Most people think that bar associations are independent groups funded by their state or city to provide discipline to attorneys that have done something wrong. This is simply not the case.
Bar associations are better described as local clubs that follow the guidelines of their state chapters whose main purpose is to provide a local public relations campaign.
One of the most important areas bar associations are active in is reviewing the applications for judges that are then recommended to be put before the governor of the state.
This process insures that judges always know where their first line of support came from. The attorneys.