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What is a bar association?

Every lawyer is a mandatory member of a Bar Association. The eight Dutch-speaking Orders together form the Order of Flemish Bars Association.

There are currently eight Dutch-speaking Bars in Belgium:

  • judicial district of West Flanders: West Flanders Bar Association
  • Judicial district of East Flanders: Dendermonde, Ghent and Oudenaarde Bars
  • judicial district of Antwerp: bar association Antwerp
  • Judicial district of Limburg: Bar of Limburg
  • Judicial district of Brussels: Bar of Brussels
  • Judicial district of Leuven: Leuven Bar

The lawyers at the Court of Cassation form a separate Bar Association and are not part of the Order of Flemish Bars.

At the head of a bar is a staff member.