Professional Association of Lawyers – this legal term gives the name of the Attorneys Bar in each country. In most jurisdictions this is the collective professional organization of bona fide lawyers, which entity controls and monitors their activity. For example, The Bar Chamber of Lawyers, where all members serve the same profession and the membership requires specific law education, training and a license to practice law. Usually lawyers pay regularly membership fee to their Association.
* Note that practicing lawyers do not protect the legal and financial interests of people for free (except where provided in the legislation), i.e. they don’t work and. accept pressure by the opposite parties for free; their personal advocacy is paid simply because they make expenses to keep business, so when asking a lawyer for their legal opinion on a concrete legal issue, you should pay them for their opinion and legal advice; it is the same like when you visit a doctor and pay for their competent diagnose and accurate medical treatment.