What is the JFBA?
(Nihon Bengoshi Rengokai)
Tel : +81 3 3580 9741 Fax : +81 3 3580 9840
|Local Bar Associations||52|
|Member Attorneys||44,125||(incl. 8,631 female members 20%)|
|Quasi-members||0||(No Quasimember in Okinawa)|
|Special Members in Okinawa||6|
|Registered Foreign Lawyers||452|
|Legal Profession Corporation||1,509|
|Registered Foreign Lawyer Corporation||8|
The JFBA has an annual budget of approximately ¥6.2 billion (FY 2011), and more than 80% of its total revenue is accounted for by membership dues (¥14,000 per month per attorney).
|(1)||Membership dues||￥14,000 per month|
|Special membership dues||-￥4,200 per month (Fund for Juvenile and Criminal Defense)|
|-￥700 per month (Fund for Correcting Regional Shortages of Attorneys)|
|-￥1,300 per month (Fund for Legal Support)|
|(2)||Total budget for 2009||￥4,534,357,200|
*General Meeting held every May to deliberate basic annual policies such as budgets, financial statements, and revision of the JFBA’s Articles/rules. It also bestows official recognition on those who have practiced law for more than fifty years.
*Conventions on Protection of Human Rights held every October to present results of JFBA’ research and study on human rights and to discuss a diverse range of subjects.
*Judicial Symposium held biennially to further develop democratic values within the judicial system and to conduct research on various problems related to the judicial system.
*Symposium on Legal Practice Reform held biennially to study and research the expansion and development of new legal practice areas.