Associations

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The Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan (SCBAP) was established in 1989 comprising of Supreme Court lawyers from all over Pakistan. It is an independent Bar Association whose aim is to uphold the rule of law, cause of justice and protect the interest of the legal profession as well as that of public. SCBAP is governed by an Executive Committee which consists of 22 elected members annually. Its mission is to provide welfare to its legal community, a platform to the members to raise voice against unjust government functionaries and to provide speedy justice to the people of Pakistan.

The Punjab Bar Council is a deliberative assembly of lawyers in Punjab. It was established by the Parliament of Pakistan under the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Act 1973 (Act XXXV of 1973) and began functioning on the 1st of January 1974. The Punjab Bar Council is the largest Provincial Bar Council in Pakistan, with more than 100,000 Licensed advocates and 124 Bar Associations working under its jurisdiction. The Punjab Bar Council consists of 75 members elected by advocates from different constituencies in Punjab. 

Sindh Bar Council has been constituted by Section 3(ii) of the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Act, 1973. It is a body corporate having perpetual successions and a common seal with power to acquire and hold property, both movable and immovable, and to contract, and shall by the name by which it is known sue and be sued. The term of the Bar Council is five years beginning on the first day of January following the general elections to the Bar Council; and at the end of each term the members of the Bar Council shall cease to hold office. 

The Khyber Pakhtun Khwa Bar Council came into being as a result of the promulgation of the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Act, 1973 (Act XXXV of 1973). The Council commenced functioning with effect from 1st January 1974. The Khber Pakhtun Khwa Bar Council consists of the Advocate-General of the Province, as Ex-officio Chairman and the Members elected by the Advocates across the Province. The term of the Bar Council is five years beginning on the first day of January following the general elections to the Bar Council; and at the end of each term the members of the Bar Council shall cease to hold office. 

The Balochistan Bar Council is a statutory & deliberative assembly of lawyers in Balochistan for safeguarding the rights, interests and privileges of practicing lawyers, within Balochistan province of Pakistan. The Council also regulates the conduct of lawyers and helps in the administration of justice. It has been constituted by Section 3(ii) of the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Act, 1973 of constitution of Pakistan. All lower court and High Court lawyers within Balochistan are licensed with this council. 

Our mission is to serve equally our members, our profession and the public by defending liberty and delivering justice as the national representative of the legal profession. Provide benefits, programs and services which promote members' professional growth and quality of life.

The National Lawyers Association (NLA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(6) membership organization devoted to advancing the legal issues that concern our members. Without regard for politics or prevailing fashion, we dedicate our work to the belief that there is a national imperative to improve the legal profession and the justice system of the nation. There's never been a more important time to be a member of the NLA. The NLA is a community lawyers, legal scholars, professors, law students and other legal and policy professionals committed to expanding liberty, increasing individual freedom, promoting justice and strengthening the rule of law based on jurisprudence of original intention.


The International Law Association was founded in Brussels in 1873. Its objectives, under its Constitution, are "the study, clarification and development of international law, both public and private, and the furtherance of international understanding and respect for international law". The ILA has consultative status, as an international non-governmental organisation, with a number of the United Nations specialised agencies.


The British Pakistani Lawyers’ Association (BPLA) was launched in October 2011 to promote and strengthen ties between the legal profession in the United Kingdom and the legal profession in Pakistan. It aims to provide a forum for the discussion of issues of mutual interest and concern, and for the development of professional and personal relations between members of the profession in both countries.


The Bar Council represents barristers in England and Wales. It promotes the Bar's high quality specialist advocacy and advisory services, fair access to justice for all, the highest standards of ethics, equality and diversity across the profession and the development of business opportunities for barristers at home and abroad.

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