The Conseil national des barreaux, a public interest body as well as a legal entity, is the national institution that represents all practicing lawyers in France, with all lawyers also being registered in one of 161 local bars.
Mandates of the institution
The law assigned the Conseil national des barreaux some very specific mandates, and its functioning is governed by legal provisions and decrees, backed by internal rules.
How the CNB works
The Conseil national des barreaux was given some very specific responsibilities by law, and the way it works is governed by legal provisions and decrees, backed by internal rules.
List of members
The institution is made up of 80 members, who are elected for three years (48 lawyers for the national district and 32 for the Paris district), and two ex officio vice-presidents.