Regulation Directory project - Japan

Legal Jurisdictions


Lawyer Title(s)


Regulator(s) of Admission

The Japanese Federation of Bar Associations maintains the roll of individual attorneys admitted to practice and their places of work but attorneys and law firms must also register with their local bar associations.


Regulator(s) of Practice

The main responsibility for rule-making lies with the JFBA, but each local bar association has the power to admit and register lawyers, establish its own regulations on fees and take disciplinary action against lawyers.


Disciplinary Authorities

All disciplinary investigations and actions are carried out by local bar associations (52) upon their members.


Primary Legislative Source

Attorneys Act of 1949, Act No. 205 of 1949


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