The German Bar Association(DAV) is a voluntary association of German and German-speaking lawyers. It seeks to safeguard, protect and promote the professional and economic interests of the Bar, notary lawyers included, especially by promoting fair administration of justice and legislation, education and further training, encouragement of professional solidarity and scientific spirit among lawyers.
The German Bar Association(DAV) observes political and confessional neutrality and places great emphasis on respect for human rights and the rule of law. Furthermore it promotes gender equality.
The DAV represents the German legal profession and has approximately 67.000 individual members, organized in 257 local bar associations, 11 of which are based outside Germany.