The State Bar of Georgia exists to foster among the members of the Bar of this state the principles of duty and service to the public; to improve the administration of justice; and to advance the science of law. All persons authorized to practice law in this state are required to be members.
The Bar has strict codes of ethics and discipline that are enforced by the Supreme Court of Georgia through the State Bar's Office of the General Counsel. Membership license fees and other contributions help the Bar provide programs that are mutually beneficial to its members and the general public.
Following are statistics regarding members as of Dec. 1, 2023:
Total active members in good standing: 42,046
Total inactive members in good standing: 7,916
Total emeritus members: 4,284
Total affiliate members: 9
Total student members: 491
Total foreign law consultants: 9
Total Active: 42,046; In-state Active: 34,286
Total Inactive: 7,916; In-state Inactive: 2,642
Total Out-of-State Members: 13,034 (included in above total)
Total Female: 21,545; In-state Female: 15,764