The Association of European Administrative Judges (AEAJ) was founded in 2000. Its Members are national associations, representing administrative judges from the Member States of the European Union and the Council of Europe, and individual members, being administrative judges from those countries in which such associations do not exist.

The Austrian Bar (Österreichischer Rechtsanwaltskammertag, ÖRAK) is the official representation of lawyers in Austria, a public body determined by law, which is responsible for safeguarding their rights and affairs and their representation at national, European and international level. 

The Bar European Group (BEG)  is the specialist bar association of the Bar of England and Wales for lawyers whose area of practice or interest is European law and issues concerning the EU. BEG is consulted by the bar, the Ministry of Justice, the Law Commission and the House of Lords EU Select Committee. The membership is predominantly barristers, but also includes judges, solicitor advocates, government lawyers, academics and students.

The Austrian Chamber of Civil-Law Notaries (Österreichische Notariatskammer) is the official representation body of the profession of Austrian notaries and has its seat in Vienna. It is established by public law and is composed of the six regional notarial chambers. The Austrian Chamber of Civil-Law Notaries has a coordinating function and represents the profession vis-à-vis third parties in global terms at national, European and international level. It has administrative and regulatory powers as defined by public law.

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (Conseil des Barreaux Européens, CCBE) is the representative organisation of around 1 million European lawyers through its member bars and law societies from 31 full member countries and 11 further associate and observer countries.

The Council of the Notariats of the European Union (CNUE) is the official body representing the notarial profession in dealings with the European institutions. Speaking for the profession, it negotiates and makes decisions for the European Union's notariats.

The Danish Bar and Law Society ('The Society') conjoins lawyers holding the Danish title 'Advokat' authorised to practise law whether in Denmark, Greenland, the Faroe Islands or abroad. Registration with the Society is mandatory and today the Society conjoins approximately 5,800 lawyers.

The Dutch Brussels Bar (Nederlandse Orde van advocaten bij de balie te Brussel, NOAB) is the Dutch language section of the Brussels Bar. Regulated by law, the NOAB currently has approximately 3,300 members, including 297 foreign lawyers (EU-list and B-list), all of whom are in private practice and have an office in the city of Brussels or in the larger Brussels area.

The European Circuit of the Bar is a volunteer oganisation engaged in professional education for European lawyers with cross-border practices and/or who are interested in comparative law. Our objective is to provide a forum for legal education, debating, sharing ‘best practice’ in European law and comparative law and networking.

The European Centre for Dispute Resolution was founded in 2012 by Katarina Kresal, former Interior Minister for the Republic of Slovenia. Many services are offered by the Centre, including mediation, neutral evaluation and arbitration.

The European Land Registry Association (ELRA) is an International association without lucrative purpose. Its mission and primary purpose may be described as 'the development and understanding of the role of land registration in real property and capital markets'.

The European Network of Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ) is the organisation  which unites all Councils for the Judiciary or similar autonomous institutions of the EU Member States and represents them in the EU.

The European Union of Judges in Commercial Matters (UEMC, EUJC) unifies all European country associations of judges in commercial matters where expert judges are part of the commercial jurisdiction system – actually Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland.

The European Women Lawyers Association (EWLA) is registered in Belgium as an international non-governmental, non-profit, association. It is a federation of national women lawyers associations from amongst EU and EFTA countries. Members of EWLA are also individual women lawyers and academics from these countries. EWLA pursues the co-operation of European women lawyers, in order to combine their specific expertise in monitoring law and politics seen from the angle of fundamental rights and in particular gender equality.

The Faculty of Advocates is the professional body to which all Advocates belong. Its history dates back to the sixteenth century. The Faculty is responsible for: (a) prescribing the criteria and procedure for admission to the public office of Advocate and for removal from that office; and (b) regulating the professional practice, conduct and discipline of Advocates. The Faculty maintains the Advocates' Library and an extensive collect of artworks and artefacts connected with Scotland's legal history. The Faculty promotes and supports the administration of justice and the rule of law in Scotland.

The French Brussels Bar (“Ordre francophone du Barreau de Bruxelles”) is the official public representative body of lawyers holding the title of “avocat”. Registration to the Brussels Bar is mandatory to practise law in Belgium and abroad under that title. The Bar is responsible for ensuring respect and enforcement of professional rules by lawyers, defending their interests at national, European and international level and preserving our values and ethics throughout the Kingdom and abroad.

The General Council of Spanish Lawyers (Consejo General de la Abogacia Española) is the representative and executive body of the 83 Lawyer Associations of Spain and among its key missions is the management of practicing lawyers, ensuring the prestige of the profession, requiring Bar Associations and their members to comply with the professional and ethical work toward more agile, modern and effective justice duties.

The General Council of the Bar of England and Wales (The Bar Council) represents over 16,000 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. The Bar Council’s main office is in central London.  It also has a representative office in Brussels, providing an important interface on matters EU.

The German Association of Judges (Deutscher Richterbund, DRB) is the largest professional association of judges and public prosecutors in Germany. Founded in 1909, today it brings together more than 15,000 members.

The German Civil Law Notaries (Deutsche Bundesnotarkammer, BNotK) is a body established and governed by federal law representing the German civil law notaries as a whole in the process of political decision-making at the national level.

The German Federal Bar (Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer, BRAK) is the umbrella organisation of the German lawyers' professional self-regulation. It represents the interests of the 28 German Bars and thus of the entire legal profession in the Federal Republic of Germany, which currently consists of approximately 157,000 lawyers, vis-à-vis authorities, courts and organisations at national, European and international level.

The High Council of French Notariat (Conseil Superieur du Notariat, CSN), which is the only body authorised to act on behalf of all the Notaires of France, is a public-interest organisation created by the Order of 2/11/1945.

The International Union of Judicial Officers (Union Internationale des Huissiers de Justice, UIHJ) represents its members to international organisations and ensures collaboration with national professional bodies. It works to improve national procedural law and international treaties and makes every effort to promote ideas, projects and initiatives which help to move forward and elevate the independent status of officers of court.

The Kenya Union of Judiciary Workers is a workers’ organisation established under the Labour Relations Act 2007, composed of and serving employees of the Kenya Judicial Commission.  The Union is a non-profit, non-partisan organisation that has been representing the rights of workers and engaging in the collective bargaining agreements to improve the conditions of work of our members for the last eight years.

The Law Society represents solicitors in England and Wales. From negotiating with and lobbying the profession’s regulators, government and others, to offering training and advice, we are here to help, protect and promote solicitors across England and Wales.

The Network of the Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the European Union provides a forum through which European institutions are given an opportunity to request the opinions of Supreme Courts and to bring them closer by encouraging discussion and the exchange of ideas. Members gather for colloquiums to discuss matters of common interest.

The Paris Bar was founded under the reign of Louis XIV. Nowadays, it represents almost 30,000 lawyers, ie nearly half of those practicing in France, with an equal number of men and women among its ranks. Its prime objectives are to organise and structure the legal profession, to strengthen training and adapt it to the deep changes occurring in society and to expand the role and the influence of law in France and abroad.

The Public Corporation of Property Rights and Commerce Registrars of Spain (Colegio de Registradores de la Propiedad y Mercantiles de Espanabrings together Land Registrars, Business Registrars and personal Property Registrars operating in Spain.

The Society of Comparative Legislation (Société de Législation Comparée) was founded in 1869. It organises international meetings in France and abroad on contemporary topics and publishes  the 'Revue International de droit comparé' as well as monographies on comparative law.

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) is the worldwide professional association for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning.

The South East European Law School Network (SEELS) brings together university law faculties in countries of South East Europe to facilitate an exchange of ideas and Expertise.

Founded in 1887, the Swedish Bar Association represents and supervises Sweden’s advocates and has currently almost 5,500 members.

The Swiss Lawyers' Association (Schweizerischer Juristenverein, SJV) is the association of all lawyers trained in Swiss law or working in Switzerland, regardless of their field of activity, whether in Advocacy, in Court, as Consultant or in Administration. It strives for representative participation of the members of these fields of activity.


The Vojvodina Bar Association operates independently and is the only Bar Association of former Yugoslavia, not being a national bar, which is a member of the International Union of Lawyers (Union Internationale Des Avocats) and a Permanent Member of the Vienna Conference of Bar Associations. It has six branches and approximately 1,800 attorneys and 400 apprentices.

The Unione Nazionale delle Camere Civili (UNCC) is the biggest Italian national association representing the interests of Italian lawyers practicing in the fields of private law.