In the United States, unified bar associations are somewhat similar to Law Societies, however there are differences between law societies and the general American phenomenon of bar associations. Usually a bar association is just an association of lawyers; lawyers may or may not join if they do not wish. Law societies are often created by legislation and play significant direct roles in the training, licensing and disciplining of lawyers.
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Law Societies in Great Britain and Ireland:
Canadian Law Societies:
Australian Law Societies:
New Zealand Law Societies:
South African Law Societies:
Law Societies of Other Nations: