Madrid Bar Association

Founded in 1596, the Madrid Bar Association is made up of 77,000 lawyers, and its main mission is to defend their corporate interests and those of the citizens they serve. Likewise, the Bar guarantees its independence and the validity of the basic values of the profession, and provides its members with the services they need for the best performance of their work.

The lawyers of Madrid are a main reference in legal controversies and for the elaboration of laws. Our Association carries out an important public service activity in the form of in-court representation, legal assistance to detainees and legal advice services; maintaining its duty of solidarity with the most needy colleagues by covering our risks; and supporting the exercise of defence as the key to our collective and individual contribution to the construction of the Rule of Law.
The Madrid Bar Association is today a modern corporation, well managed, with high quality standards, transparent in its actions and democratic in its behaviour. It has a budget of more than 25 million euros and human resources of nearly 200 employees.

In order to publicly express its institutional position in relation to the death penalty and its abolition, the Bar Association, by agreement of its Board of Governors, became a member of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty.

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Bar Association             

Contact informations

c/Serrano nº 9-11
28001 Madrid
Phone +34 91 575 98 33