In the State of Georgia, many people are injured because of the negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct of an individual or company. These people have the opportunity to file a personal injury lawsuit with the help of a lawyer in their state. Unfortunately, not all people that call themselves lawyers are reputable or able to properly launch a lawsuit. Membership in the State Bar of Georgia is the reassurance needed to insure that an individual is qualified to present a court case in front of Georgia courts.
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. Every member must adhere to a strict code of ethics.
In 1883, a small group of lawyers established the Georgia Bar Association. This new professional organization proved beneficial to its members, but since membership was not required of all Georgia lawyers, it lacked power. Finally, in 1963, it became law that all prospective attorneys had to be admitted to the bar. Unification greatly increased the ease of communication between legal professionals. Many more programs could be launched as well to ensure that every lawyer in the state of Georgia practices law at the highest level possible.