Arkansas Bar Association

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Arkansas State Bar
Type Legal Society
Headquarters Little Rock, AR
  • United States
5,638 in 2012 (694 out of state)[1]

The Arkansas State Bar is the voluntary (non-mandatory) bar association of the U.S. state of Arkansas.


As early as 1837, there were efforts to organize association of lawyers in Arkansas, but it was not until 1898 that the Arkansas State Bar was organized.[2] Its first president was Uriah Milton Rose, whose name would come to grace the state's oldest and most prestigious legal enterprise, Rose Law Firm.


The Arkansas State Bar publishes the quarterly Arkansas Lawyer Magazine,[3] the weekly "E-bulletins",[4] and other publications.

The Arkansas State Bar does not control lawyer licensing; that is a function of the Arkansas Board of Law Examiners.[5] It does not enforce the requirement that Arkansas lawyers must complete 12 credits of Continuing Legal Education each year.;[6] that is the function of the Arkansas Continuing Legal Education Board [7]


  1. ^ Arkansas Bar Overview, Martindale Hubbell, archived from the original on 2012-10-19, retrieved 2012-11-16
  2. ^ Arkansas Bar Association, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture, retrieved 2012-11-16
  3. ^ "Publications". Arkansas State Bar. Archived from the original on 2012-12-16. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
  4. ^ "E-Bulletin". Arkansas State Bar. Archived from the original on 2013-01-17. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
  5. ^ "Rules Governing Bar Admission". Arkansas Supreme Court. Archived from the original on 2010-11-11. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
  6. ^ "MCLE Credit Requirements by State". Practising Law Institute. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
  7. ^ Continuing Legal Education Board, Arkansas Supreme Court, archived from the original on 2012-12-21, retrieved 2012-11-16

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