Disbarment Law and Legal Definition

Disbarment refers to the act of disqualification of a lawyer from membership in a bar association, usually as punishment for wrongdoing. His/her license to practice law will be revoked in disbarment. Disbarment may be imposed as a result of willfully disregarding the interests of a client, or engaging in fraud which impedes the administration of justice. In some jurisdictions any lawyer who is convicted of a felony is automatically disbarred.