IBA Regulation Directory Project

Legal Regulators’ Directory

The Bar Issues Commission has compiled a list of organisations that are responsible for regulating the legal profession around the world. This comprehensive directory will be useful for bars who wish to check on the qualifications or disciplinary records of lawyers from other countries and for lawyers and law firms interested in cross border working.

Not every country regulates lawyers in the same way and to the same extent. The directory only covers the main regulated legal profession(s) in each country. There may be other related professions (e.g. notaries) or unregulated legal advisors in the countries listed who are able to provide some legal services. In many, but not all cases,

The directory divides the regulatory functions governing legal practice into three stages: Admission, practice and discipline. It also indicates the body responsible for each function and how it may be contacted. Where possible, links to the relevant organisations’ websites are also included.

You may search the directory by region or country. Where there are separate jurisdictions in the country concerned the relevant regulators in each jurisdiction are listed.

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The directory was compiled on behalf of the BIC by Hook International Ltd with assistance from Professor Laurel Terry.  We are also grateful to the following contributors who assisted in the verification of the entries for their jurisdictions.

IBA Directory of Legal Regulators: Verification Acknowledgements

We are grateful to the following individuals, organisations and law firms who took the time to assist in the verification of the information contained in the IBA Directory of Legal Regulators:

Frederica WilsonFederation of Law Societies of Canada

Jonathan HermanFederation of Law Societies of Canada

Alisher KhoshimovColbri Law

Glenna ThompsonBMT Law Chambers

Francisco J Alvarez De SotoAlves & Co.

Javier EspinosaAlves & Co.

Mohamed AbayazidCabinet d'Avocats Associes

Noel KoffiNoel Y Koffi, Conseil Juridique

Tun Zaw MraBerwin Leighton Paisner LLP

Andres CerisolaFerrere

Cristina VazquezFerrere

Eamon CourtenayCourtenay Coye LLP

Dr. Shelton M JolicoeurLaw Chambers of Dr.Shelton MacMillan Jolicoeur

John FfooksJohn W Ffooks & Co

Gakuba Thierry NgogaKigali International Arbitration Centre

Rytis JokubauskasNVO Teises Institutas

Dora ChanHong Kong Bar Association

Heidi ChuLaw Society of Hong Kong

Gabriel Alves TeixeiraOrdem dos Advogados do Brazil

Rachel LevitanIsrael Bar Association

Sherry-Ann McGregorThe Jamaican Bar Assocation

Tony PillayThe Law Society of South Africa

Idrissa TchernakaBarreau du Niger

Richard NaiduMunro Leys

Sky YangBae, Kim & Lee LLC

Ximena Castrillón AyerbeANDI (Colombia)

Vannissa RakotonirinaJohn W Ffooks & Co

Ahmed S. I. BannagaBannaga & Padlabi LLP

Shawn TohThe Law Society of SIngapore

Bronwyn JonesThe New Zealand Law Society

Alberto NavarroNavarro Castex Abogados

Maximo Luis BomchilM. & M. Bomchil Abogados

Eduardo BonisNavarro Castex Abogados

Murray HawkinsLaw Council of Australia

Dr Colin OngDr Colin Ong Legal Services

Edward MaparaLaw Society of Zimbabwe

Andriy KostinPRAVO Law Office

Abdul Haq al-AniAcademic

Johan SangbornThe Swedish Bar Association

Merete SmithThe Norwegian Bar Association

Peter KövesHungarian Bar Association

Lars Økjær JørgensenThe Danish Bar & Law Society

Eire AlufohaiNigerian Bar Association

James C. CoyleColorado Supreme Court

Lawrence BloomOffice of Bar Counsel, Washington, D.C.

J. Scott DavisMaine Overseers of the Bar

Mark A. ArmitageMichigan Attorney Discipline Board

Jon G. MoogMontana Office of Disciplinary Counsel

Paul J. BurgoynePennsylvania Courts Disciplinary Counsel

Dave CurtinRhode Island Courts

Barbara M. SeymourSupreme Court of South Carolina

Ned DavisVirginia State Bar

M Craig BrayWashington State Bar Association

Patricia Bartley SchwartzSupreme Court of the State of Delaware

Elizabeth MendelUnited State Patent and Trademark Office

Connie VecchioneMassachusetts Board of Bar Overseers

Mark A. WeberNebraska Supreme Court Counsel for Discipline

Bill WeigelWisconsin Courts

Charles B. PlattsmierLouisiana Chief Disciplinary Counsel

Claus Von WobeserVon Wobeser y Sierra, S.C.(Mexico)

Andy FotiooNational Conference of Bar Examiners

Myra AndreassenNational Conference of Bar Examiners

Erica MoeserNational Conference of Bar Examiners

Joseph R. CarlucciThe State Bar of California

Bradley G. AndrewsIdaho State Bar

Linda AcevedoTexas State Bar

Michael KennedyVermont Bar Counsel

Dawn EvansOregon State Bar

Laura L. ChastainTennessee Board of Professional Responsibility

Tara M. van BrederodeIowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board

James J. GroganAttorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission, Illinois

Vassily RudominoALRUD Law Firm

Pavel MagutaFederal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation

Irina Klementieva (Gritsanova)Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation

Stark LigonArkansas Supreme Court

Gina L. HendryxOklahoma Bar Association

Arne C. VanstrumThe Florida Bar

Kara J. JohnsonNorth Dakota Supreme Court

Tony McLainAlabama State Bar

Maria L. BahrAlaska Bar Association

Douglas J. EndeWashington State Bar Association

Robert P. GuidoNew York Appellate Court

William D. SleaseDisciplinary Board of the New Mexico Supreme Court

Thomas H. GloverKentucky Bar Association

Bruce BradleyGuam Supreme Court

Dr. Rupert WolffWolff, Wolff & Wolff Rechtsanwalte

Calin ZamfirescuZamfirescu Pacoti & Partners

Raymond A. HeinAttorney Grievance Commission of Maryland

Melinda J. BentleyAdvisory Committee of the Supreme Court of Missouri

Sam PhillipsMissouri Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel

Root EdmonsonNorth Carolina Bar

Rafal CiesielskiPolish Delegation to the CCBE

Maria SlazakSlazak & Partners Law Office

María Granell OrtenbachLetrada Seccion International

Dr Reuben BalzanValletta Legal, Malta

Janet F. DeVitoNew Hampshire Attorney Discipline Office

G. Michael WitteIndiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission

Liisa AroFinnish Bar Association

Mark GiffordWyoming Office of Bar Counsel

Heidi EnneFinnish Bar Association

Merit Aavekukk-TammEstonian Bar Association

Mariam OthmanTanganyika Law Society

Kaleb Lameck GamayaTanganyika Law Society

Ivars GrunteTark Grunte Sutkiene

Jonas SaladžiusEversheds

Rezarta AbdiuAlbanian Bar Association

Tereza TupáCzech Bar Association

Rachael CipolettiWest Virginia Office of Disciplinary Counsel

Elira HroniKalo & Associates

Artur HovhannisyanChamber of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia

Robert FriebergFrieberg Law

Michael P. BowlerConnecticut Statewide Bar Counsel

Niels HupkesNederlandse Orde van Advocaten

Maret VessellaArizona Bar

Charles CentinaroOffice of Attorney Ethics, New Jersey Courts

Manuel A. QuilichiniPuerto Rico Courts

Carole Ferguson-WalkerThe Scottish Faculty of Advocates

James WolffeThe Scottish Faculty of Advocates

Stan HazlettKansas Courts Board for Discipline of Attorneys

Marty ColeMinnesota Supreme Court

Adam KilgoreGeneral Counsel, The Mississippi Bar

Barbara TownsendUtah Bar

Billy WalkerUtah Bar

Richard PlatelOffice of Disciplinary Counsel, Hawaii

Pavel HristovHristov & Partners

Tine KisslingThe German Federal Bar

Heike LörcherThe German Federal Bar

Bela BasharadzeGeorgian Bar Association

Konrad PlauštajnerPlauštajner & Plauštajner

Fabio J. Guzmán ArizaGuzman Ariza, Abogados y Consultores

Ana Pinelas PintoMiranda Law Firm

Dr.Kamal HossainDr.Kamal Hossain & Associates

Sudheer ShresthaNepal Law Society

Makanatsa MakoneseSADC Lawyers’ Association

Nuno Alves MansilhaMiranda Law Firm

Tanisha Bailey-Roka, Esq., Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands

Paula J. FrederickState Bar of Georgia

David MulhollandBar of Northern Ireland

Maître Dieudonné BashirahishizeBujumbura Associated and Professional Advocates (BAPA)