State Bar Association of North Dakota
Established in 1899, the State Bar Association of North Dakota (SBAND) is the oldest mandatory state bar in the nation. All lawyers licensed to practice law in North Dakota must join SBAND. The State Bar Association of North Dakota is committed to serving the legal community of North Dakota by promoting collegiality among its members, fostering honor within the legal profession, assisting in the administration of justice, and advancing the professional development of North Dakota’s lawyers.
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Since membership is required for all lawyers in North Dakota, the State Bar Association of North Dakota strives to provide a wide variety of practice tools that all attorneys can use, regardless of the type of law that they practice. Members of SBAND seeking to further their professional knowledge may regularly watch the educational webinars that the State Bar Association of North Dakota hosts on its website. The association also offers several online practice-related publications.
The State Bar Association of North Dakota strives to keep its members connected to one another and to the rest of the greater legal community. Attorneys belonging to SBAND can stay informed of the latest news impacting North Dakota’s legal community by looking at the State Bar Association of North Dakota’s Facebook news feed. Members of SBAND have many opportunities to network and socialize with one another at the social events that the State Bar Association of North Dakota frequently holds, such as golf tournaments and the annual meeting.
The State Bar Association of North Dakota also focuses on helping the general public in North Dakota. Low-income residents of North Dakota can obtain low-cost legal representation through the State Bar Association of North Dakota’s Volunteer Lawyers Program. General informational resources offered to the public by SBAND include educational pamphlets and online articles concerning the judicial system and important legal rights.
Contact the State Bar Association of North Dakota:
PO Box 2136 Bismarck, ND 58502-2136