Bringing Together the World’s Bar Associations

The UIA facilitates the sharing of experiences among bar associations and lawyers’ organisations from around the world to contribute to the development of law at the international level.

 

Bar associations within our organisation are able to contribute to the establishment of an international legal order based upon the principle of justice between nations. We also help our members understand the challenges that the legal profession is facing at an international level and the organisation of professional governing bodies. One of the UIA's main objective is to commit to the defence of lawyers and the protection of their rights to practice law.

Join us…

 

  • To build and maintain a network of relationships by meeting colleagues from other bar associations and lawyers’ organisations throughout the world.
  • To get involved in actions that defend human rights, lawyers and the Rule of Law.
  • To support bar associations of young or struggling democracies in countries where the legal system is under pressure.
  • To be aware of actions taken by member bar associations that are published by the UIA and its communication resources throughout the world.
  • To connect with international bodies, such as the UN, ICC, ICCBA and the Council of Europe, to provide a genuine opportunity for bar associations to make their voices heard on the international legal scene.
  • To contribute to legal publications, resolutions and charters addressing international legal issues.
  • To obtain Continuing Legal Education through seminars and conferences that offer international training courses on current topics to the host bar association and its members.
Several Key Events are held for Bar Associations and Member Organisations Each Year

 

The work of the International Bar Leaders Senate (IBLS)
This is one of the rare places where bar leaders can meet to facilitate the progress of law at the international level. The IBLS encourages development and progress in professional policies relating to the profession’s key principles, including discussion on the preparation of a world ethics code and the fight against breaches of professional secrecy.               

Cases involving the independence of the profession throughout the world
These are handled by the UIA-Institute for the Rule of Law (UIA-IROL), which seeks to defend the Rule of Law, respect for human rights and the rights of defense, as well as freedom to practice law, the independence of lawyers and their institutions, and the protection of professional secrecy, including a mission to act as a conciliator between the Serbian Bar and the Serbian government. 

UIA Bar Leaders’ Briefing at the United Nations
These are unique opportunities to meet colleagues and representatives of international associations in an iconic venue. These summits permit bar leaders to keep up to date with current debates at the United Nations on international law and to meet experts in various fields from around the world. Recent events included the 2016 session on migration, the Rule of Law, and atrocity crimes; the 2017 session on the refugee crisis; and the 2018 session on modern day slavery.

2017 UIA Bar Leaders' Briefing at the UN Headquarters in Geneva 

There are many advantages that a UIA membership has to offer.

If you are interested in receiving further information about the collective membership and fees, please contact Noelia Alonso Morán at nalonso@uianet.org

You can also contact the UIA office by telephone at: +33 1 44 88 55 66.

 

ORDRE DES AVOCATS AU BARREAU DU CAMEROUN
REAL E ILUSTRE COLEGIO DE ABOGADOS DE ZARAGOZA
ORDRE DES AVOCATS DES HAUTS DE SEINE
ORDRE DES AVOCATS AU BARREAU DE NICE
UNIUNEA NA?IONAL? A BAROURILOR DIN ROMÂNIA - THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ROMANIAN BARS
CESKA ADVOKATNI KOMORA - THE CZECH BAR ASSOCIATION
ORDRE DES AVOCATS DU TOGO
SUPREME BAR COUNCIL OF BULGARIA
ALL CHINA LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
ASSOCIATION DES AVOCATS CONSEILS D'ENTREPRISES
BAROUL BUCURESTI - BUCHAREST BAR
THE LAW SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
ORDE VAN ADVOCATEN BALIE GENT - GHENT BAR ASSOCIATION
ORDRE DES AVOCATS DU BURKINA FASO
ORDRE DES AVOCATS DU BARREAU DE FÈS
FÉDÉRATION DES ORDRES PROFESSIONNELS DE JURISTES DU CANADA
HRVATSKA ODVJETNICKA KOMORA - CROATIAN BAR ASSOCIATION
ARAB LAWYERS UNION (ALU)
ORDRE DES AVOCATS DU BARREAU DE SEINE-SAINT-DENIS
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE FORENSE
ODVETNISKA ZBORNICA SLOVENIJE - BAR OF SLOVENIA
JAPAN FEDERATION OF BAR ASSOCIATIONS
ORDRE DES AVOCATS À LA COUR D'APPEL DE MARRAKECH
ORDRE DES AVOCATS DE NADOR
LAWYERS ASSOCIATION OF FEDERATION OF BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (BIH)
BARREAU DES AVOCATS D'AGADIR ET LAÂYOUNE
ADANA BAR ASSOCIATION
FÉDÉRATION DES BARREAUX D'EUROPE (FBE)
ORDRE DES AVOCATS AU BARREAU DE L'ESSONNE
MAJLIS PEGUAM - BAR COUNCIL
ILUSTRE COLEGIO DE ABOGADOS DE VALENCIA
ILUSTRE COLEGIO PROVINCIAL DE ABOGADOS DE ALICANTE
ORDRE DES AVOCATS DU BARREAU DE TÉTOUAN
CAJA DE PREVISIÓN SOCIAL PARA ABOGADOS DE LA PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES
ORDINE DEGLI AVVOCATI DI VERONA
ORDRE DES AVOCATS DE GENÈVE
ILUSTRE COLEGIO DE ABOGADOS DE BALEARES
RECHTSANWALTSKAMMER BERLIN
BUDAPESTI ÜGYVÉDI KAMARA - BUDAPEST BAR ASSOCIATION
ASSOCIAÇÃO DOS ADVOGADOS DE MACAU
RECHTSANWALTSKAMMER SACHSEN
ILUSTRE COLEGIO DE ABOGADOS DE GUINEA ECUATORIAL
CONSEIL NATIONAL DES BARREAUX (CNB)
ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE DES JEUNES AVOCATS - A.I.J.A.
THE LAW SOCIETY OF HONG KONG
ORDRE DES AVOCATS VAUDOIS
ANKARA BAR ASSOCIATION
ADVOKATSKA KOMORA VOJVODINA - VOJVODINA BAR ASSOCIATION
AVOCATS SANS FRONTIÈRES
ASSOCIATION FRANÇAISE DES JURISTES D'ENTREPRISE
ORDINE DEGLI AVVOCATI DI TORINO
AVOCATS.BE (O.B.F.G.)
ILUSTRE COLEGIO DE ABOGADOS DE MÁLAGA
ILUSTRE Y NACIONAL COLEGIO DE ABOGADOS DE MÉXICO
ADVOKATSKA KOMORA REPUBLIKE SRPSKE
ORDE VAN VLAAMSE BALIES - FLEMISH BAR ASSOCIATION
SOFIA BAR ASSOCIATION
ILUSTRE COLEGIO DE ABOGADOS DE SEVILLA
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
THE ASSOCIATION OF THE BAR OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
ORDRE DES AVOCATS AU BARREAU DE MARSEILLE
CONFÉRENCE DES BÂTONNIERS DE FRANCE ET D'OUTRE-MER
ORDRE DES AVOCATS DE PARIS
ORDRE DES AVOCATS DE STRASBOURG
ORDRE DES AVOCATS À LA COUR D'APPEL DE TOULOUSE
UIA SECTION OF CORRESPONDENT MEMBERS IN INDIA
ORDINE DEGLI AVVOCATI DI BOLOGNA
ORDINE DEGLI AVVOCATI DI FIRENZE
ORDINE DEGLI AVVOCATI DI MILANO
ORDINE DEGLI AVVOCATI DI PADOVA
CONSIGLIO ORDINE AVVOCATI DI ROMA - BAR OF ROME
BUNDESRECHTSANWALTSKAMMER
DEUTSCHER ANWALTVEREIN E.V.
FEDERACIÓN ARGENTINA DE COLEGIOS DE ABOGADOS
COLEGIO DE ABOGADOS DEL DEPARTAMENTO JUDICIAL DE LA PLATA
COLEGIO DE ABOGADOS DEL DEPARTAMENTO JUDICIAL DE MERCEDES
ÖSTERREICHISCHER RECHTSANWALTSKAMMERTAG
NEDERLANDSE ORDE VAN ADVOCATEN BIJ DE BALIE TE BRUSSEL - BRUSSELS BAR ASSOCIATION
ORDRE FRANCAIS DES AVOCATS DU BARREAU DE BRUXELLES
ORDRE DES AVOCATS AU BARREAU DE LIÈGE
ORDRE DES AVOCATS DU BARREAU DE MONS
ORDEM DOS ADVOGADOS DO BRASIL - CONSELHO FEDERAL
BARREAU DU QUÉBEC
COLEGIO DE ABOGADOS DE CHILE
IL·LUSTRE COL·LEGI DE L´ADVOCACIA DE BARCELONA
CONSEJO GENERAL DE LA ABOGACÍA ESPAÑOLA
ILUSTRE COLEGIO DE ABOGADOS DE MADRID
UNION INTERNATIONALE DU NOTARIAT (UINL)
ORDRE DES AVOCATS DE BEYROUTH
BARREAU DE TRIPOLI
ORDRE DES AVOCATS DU BARREAU DE LUXEMBOURG
ORDRE DES AVOCATS AU BARREAU DE RABAT
BARRA MEXICANA, COLEGIO DE ABOGADOS, A.C.
NEDERLANDSE ORDE VAN ADVOCATEN
NACZELNA RADA ADWOKACKA - POLISH BAR COUNCIL
ORDEM DOS ADVOGADOS DE PORTUGAL
THE LAW SOCIETY OF ENGLAND AND WALES
ORDRE DES AVOCATS DU SÉNÉGAL
FÉDÉRATION SUISSE DES AVOCATS
ORDRE NATIONAL DES AVOCATS DE TUNISIE
ISTANBUL BAR ASSOCIATION
ADVOKATSKA KOMORA SRBIJE - BAR ASSOCIATION OF SERBIA
IZBA ADWOKACKA W WARSZAWIE - WARSAW BAR ASSOCIATION
HONG KONG BAR ASSOCIATION
KUWAIT BAR ASSOCIATION
KURDISTAN BAR ASSOCIATION
PLOVDIV BAR ASSOCIATION
ORDEM DOS ADVOGADOS DE CABO VERDE
BAROUL CLUJ - CLUJ BAR ASSOCIATION
ILUSTRE COLEGIO DE ABOGADOS DEL SEÑORIO DE VIZCAYA
NEW YORK STATE BAR/INTERNATIONAL SECTION
COLEGIO DE ABOGADOS Y ABOGADAS DE COSTA RICA
THE UNION OF TURKISH BAR ASSOCIATIONS
HISPAJURIS ASOCIACION
KUWAITI LAWYERS UNION
BARREAU DE BOUMERDES
CHAMBER OF ADVOCATES OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA
ASSOCIATION LIBANAISE POUR LA MÉDIATION ET LA CONCILIATION (LAMAC
INSTITUTO DOS ADVOGADOS BRASILEIROS - IAB
TOKYO BAR ASSOCIATION
MAGYAR ÜGYVEDI KAMARA - HUNGARIAN BAR ASSOCIATION
VARNA LEGAL BAR ASSOCIATION
UKRAINIAN NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION
WIELKOPOLSKA IZBA ADWOKACKA - POZNAN BAR ASSOCIATION
ARAB COURT OF ARBITRATION
INSTITUTO DOS ADVOGADOS DE SÃO PAULO - IASP
KRAJOWA IZBA RADCOW PRAWNYCH - NATIONAL BAR COUNCIL OF ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW
UNIÃO DOS ADVOGADOS DE LINGUA PORTUGUESA – UALP
THE SAUDI BAR ASSOCIATION
CONSEJO GENERAL DE LA ABOGACIA MEXICANA, A.C.
COLEGIO DE ABOGADOS DE LIMA SUR