Its role :
The Council of the Bar is the executive body of the Association. Its composition varies according to the importance of each Bar Association.
In Lille, the Bar comprises more than 1,000 lawyers and the Bar Council is made up of 24 members.
Bar Council members are elected for three years by a majority secret uninominal vote of two rounds with a universal vote for the Association's general assembly.
A third of the Bar Council is elected every year. The President of the Bar chairs the Bar Council but is not part of it.
In the event that the President Successor is not elected to the Bar Council as a member, he or she has no decision-making rights.
It should also be noted that two lawyers sit on the Lille Bar representing non-eligible lawyers and another lawyer represents honorary Bar Association members.
These three colleagues do not have decision-making rights and withdraw from the Bar Council during discussion of personal matters.