Membership Dues at the American Bar Association

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Dues and Eligibility for Membership in the American Bar Association

ABA dues are determined by the type of membership you desire and other criteria.  You may choose to complement your membership with membership in a specialty Section, Division or Forum which typically charge additional dues.

Many of our members are reimbursed for their dues by their employer.  Some law schools enroll an entire student class.  Individuals may pay for their membership through a variety of convenient options.

Plus you may be able to deduct up to 97.5% of your dues as a business expense on your taxes.

Sorry, membership dues are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Be sure to consult your tax advisor with any questions.

Membership in the American Bar Association is open to:

U.S. Licensed Lawyers (Lawyer Members)
Non U.S. Licensed Lawyers (International Associates)
Law Students in ABA accredited law schools (Law Students)
Students enrolled in higher-education studies (Student Associates)
Non-lawyers such as paralegals, law librarians, economists and others interested in the ABA (Associates)


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