Bar Rules

Section 6. Associates and Student Associates.

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In addition to the classes of membership provided in the preceding sections of this Article, the Board of Governors or the Executive Committee of the Board may consider and approve or disapprove applications for Affiliate or Law Student membership with the State Bar. Any Affiliate member or Law Student member shall have the right to attend State Bar meetings and receive State Bar official publications, but shall not have the right to hold office or vote or have other rights and privileges incident to membership. An Affiliate or Law Student member shall not hold himself or herself out to the public or imply in any manner that he or she is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia or entitled to practice law in this State. An Affiliate or Law Student member shall not use his or her membership number for any purpose other than communicating with the State Bar. The State Bar retains the right to deny or revoke the membership privileges of any Affiliate or Law Student member who violates this Section.

The application form for an Affiliate or Law Student membership shall include the recommendation of the applicant by an active member in good standing of the State Bar. Affiliate or Law Student membership may be renewed each fiscal year without additional application. The Board of Governors shall prescribe the dues or fees for Affiliate or Law Student membership. Affiliate membership shall be approved only when the applicant is licensed to practice law in another state or the District of Columbia, and is in good standing in all jurisdictions in which he or she is licensed, and is an employee of government, the armed services, a private or commercial institution or a law school, and is not otherwise authorized to practice law in Georgia. Application to become a Law Student member shall be approved when the applicant is enrolled in a law school approved by the American Bar Association or the Georgia Board of Bar Examiners.



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