The Australian Bar is comprised of nearly 6000 independent legal practitioners who are bound to act according to the ABA Model Rules.
The hallmark of a member of the independent referral bar is that practitioner’s independence, epitomised by adherence to what is described as the ‘cab rank’ rule.
Membership statistics, June 2015.
Membership of the Australian Bar Association
Membership of the Australian Bar Association is only open to holders of Australian practising certificates who are also members of a State or Territory Bar Association.
The Australian Bar Association does not offer full or associate memberships to foreign legal practitioners.