Legislative Body

General Meeting: Comprising all members of the Association, this is the highest decision-making body of the Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association. It reviews and makes decisions on budgets, settlement of accounts, important consultations/proposals, by-laws, regulations and other matters.

Regular Meeting: This is a decision-making body comprised of 46 regular delegates elected by the members. It meets twice a month to review and make decisions on (i) the formulation, amendment and abolition of regulations; (ii) matters entrusted by the general assembly; and (iii) the cceptance/withdrawal of members.

Executive Body

President: Directly elected by the members, the President represents the Association and manages its affairs for a term of one year.

Vice-presidents (6 persons): Vice-Presidents assist the President for a term of one year. The President and Vice-Presidents convene a weekly Board of Governors meeting where they manage Association affairs.

Auditing Body

Auditors (2 persons): Auditors inspect the financial affairs of the Association for a term of one year.


Statutory Committees (Independent Committees): Mandated by the Lawyers Law, the Association has established three committees: the Qualification Screening Board; the Discipline Maintenance Committee; and the Disciplinary Action Committee. Comprised of Association members, judges, prosecutors and academic experts, these committees perform investigations and make decisions with respect to registration and disciplinary matters concerning bengoshi.

Standing Committees and Special Committees: Committees are established to assist with specific committee affairs and the administration of the Executive Body. Comprised of members in each field of specialization, these committees provide advice to the Executive Body and engage in other activities. There are six standing committees established under the by-laws and special committees established by resolution of the Regular Meeting, on an as needed basis.

Administrative Body

Administrative Office: The Administrative Office conducts the daily business affairs of the Association, including coordination and liaison work with respect to Association matters,
dministrative work for the Executive Body, and responding to inquiries from the community.

Public Information and Research Office: This office plans and conducts activities related to public relations, information and culture. There are lawyers commissioned on a temporary basis for research projects assigned by the President.

Tama Branch Office: This office is located within the Tama Bar Association building in Hachioji City and conducts a variety of business affairs in the Tama region.