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In countries where the legal system entitles defendants to a jury by their peers, the general public may not be considered sufficiently knowledgeable in a field of practice to act as a peer in some legal cases. For example, the average person may not be able to determine if a civil engineer took reasonable care to ensure a bridge would not collapse. Therefore, the government may define self-governing professional associations of peers in specific fields.


As part of their self-governing mandate, professional associations are usually responsible for licensing of practitioners in their field. Furthermore, a person is usually prohibited from advertising as a "professional" unless they are a member in good standing of the relevant professional association.


Medical, engineering, architecture, accounting and legal practitioners are commonly governed by professional associations in most localities.


Professional associations do not always concern themselves with licensing or the equivalent or government regulations. In the United States, journalist seek to avoid government involvement in their work or "official" definitions.

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NigeriaWEB (Professional Organizations) (480 words)
The organization of Nigerian Building Professionals (ONBP) was formed in Chicago in June, 1993, after a successful reception that honored one of their own: Architect, Femi Majekodunmi, from Lagos, the past president of World Congress of Architects with the objective of enriching and enhancing the educational and professional development of its members.
Nigerian-American Public Professionals Association (NAPPA) was organized as a not-for-profit organization in 1998 to provide a forum for Nigerians in various governmental and public agencies to discuss the many issues, challenges and opportunities that exist in the public service sector and the needs of our community at large.
Nigerian-American Bar Association is a national not-for-profit professional organization of attorneys of Nigerian and/or American descent created to foster professional network, further trade, investment, commerce, professional and cultural exchange between Nigeria and the United States, promote social justice and elevate professional standards and integrity.
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