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About the Bar

The State Bar of Georgia exists to foster among the members of the Bar of this state the principles of duty and service to the public; to improve the administration of justice; and to advance the science of law. All persons authorized to practice law in this state are required to be members.

The Bar has strict codes of ethics and discipline that are enforced by the Supreme Court of Georgia through the State Bar's Office of the General Counsel. Membership license fees and other contributions help the Bar provide programs that are mutually beneficial to its members and the general public.

State Bar of Georgia Statistics

Following are statistics regarding members as of May 1, 2024:

Total active members in good standing: 42,208
Total inactive members in good standing: 7,908
Total emeritus members: 4,465
Total affiliate members: 12
Total student members: 524
Total foreign law consultants: 10
Total: 55,127

Total Active: 42,208; In-state Active: 34,307
Total Inactive: 7,908; In-state Inactive: 2,654
Total Out-of-State Members: 13,155 (included in above total)
Total Female: 21,657; In-state Female: 15,821


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