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Why is association of advocates called BAR Association ?
From where did the term bar comes in Bar Association ?

Asked by vipin jose, 11 Jul '09 06:48 pm
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Bar Association is an organization of lawyers established to promote professional competence, enforce standards of ethical conduct, and encourage a spirit of public service among members of the legal profession.

There are two types, one of which is official and usually called an Integrated Bar which is qualified by the particular state\'s highest court to establish rules for admission and conduct. There are also Local Bar associations by city or county which are unofficial and voluntary, but do conduct the business of attorneys, such as settling fee disputes and working with the local courts on rules.

The International Bar Association, based in London, is for lawyers and law firms involved in the practice of International Law. In the United States, bar associations exist on the national, state, and local levels. Examples are the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Federal Bar Association on the national level, the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Florida Bar Associati ...more
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 11 Jul '09 07:12 pm

 
  
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The use of the term bar to mean \"the whole body of lawyers, the legal profession\" comes ultimately from English custom. In the early 16th century, a railing divided the hall in the Inns of Court, with students occupying the body of the hall and readers or benchers on the other side. Students who officially became lawyers crossed the symbolic physical barrier and were \"admitted to the bar\".. Later, this was popularly assumed to mean the wooden railing marking off the area around the judge\'s seat in a courtroom, where prisoners stood for arraignment and where a barrister stood to plead. In modern courtrooms, a railing may still be in place to enclose the space which is occupied by legal counsel as well as the criminal defendants and civil litigants who have business pending before the court.
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 11 Jul '09 07:04 pm

 
  
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The word BAR is the short form of baristor that is called the degree holder in england as Baristor at Law
Answered by Arshad Khan, 11 Jul '09 06:51 pm

 
  
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