Each state in the US has what is called a “bar association,” a professional body of lawyers. A bar association is generally responsible for the regulation of lawyers and the legal profession in its respective state or jurisdiction. Every state’s bar association has a website, and many of them have a website or page devoted specifically to the Family Law section of the bar. While bar associations often emphasize service to their members (lawyers), their websites can serve as a good source of information for the public as well.
The term “admission to the bar” indicates passing of a “bar exam,” and allows a lawyer to practice a particular area of law. But that admission to the bar does not necessarily indicate membership in that state’s bar association. While some states require that all lawyers be a member of a bar association, others do not.
With those key phrases in mind, below is a list of each of the Bar Associations in the United States, and a link to each’s website. The list is in the following format:
Unfortunately, after Michigan, the links no longer open in a different tab.
Also, clicking the North Carolina family law link takes me to an Ohio family law page.
Thanks for the note, G.D. We’ve fixed the North Carolina link, and made it so all links open in a new window. Appreciate the feedback.