About the Bar

About the Bar

The State Bar of Georgia exists to foster among the members of the Bar of this state the principles of duty and service to the public; to improve the administration of justice; and to advance the science of law. All persons authorized to practice law in this state are required to be members.

The Bar has strict codes of ethics and discipline that are enforced by the Supreme Court of Georgia through the State Bar's Office of the General Counsel. Membership dues and other contributions help the Bar provide programs that are mutually beneficial to its members and the general public.

Strategic Plan

The Board of Governors voted in January 2016 to approve the first strategic plan for the unified State Bar of Georgia since our establishment 53 years ago. Responding to the many changes the legal profession has seen over the past half-century, our strategic plan for 2016 through 2018 is appropriately focusing on regulation of practice, access to justice, lawyer wellness, integration of new delivery methods and the importance of the Bar's role to our members and the public. Read More

State Bar of Georgia Statistics

Following are statistics regarding members as of Dec. 1, 2017:

Total active members in good standing: 38,593
Total inactive members in good standing: 8,774
Total emeritus members: 2,026
Total affiliate members: 13
Total student members: 186
Total foreign law consultants: 6


How to Join the State Bar