All attorneys at law are members of the bar council (Rechtsanwaltskammer) of the region. The Federal Bar Council (Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer) is the professional umbrella association of the different bar councils.
The largest private association is the Deutscher Anwaltverein, in which around half of all attorneys at law are organized on a voluntary basis.
- Federal Bar Council (Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer) - in German only
- German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltverein)