May 02, 2019 Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

ABA New Membership Model

Introducing the new ABA! Improved benefits. Greater value.

What is the New Membership Model?

The new membership model is a more simplified annual ABA dues structure that reduces the number of dues rates to just 5  -  lowering dues rates in many cases, while enhancing member benefits.

Membership Dues Rates

The cost of ABA membership is now, well... sensible. Take a look at the simplified dues structure below. 

  • $75 for new bar admittees, paralegals, and lawyers in their first 4 years of practice
  • $150 for solo practitioners, retirees, government attorneys, small firm lawyers (defined as firms with five or fewer lawyers), judges, lawyers in practice 5-9 years, international lawyers, non-profit/public interest lawyers, and affiliated professionals
  • $250 for lawyers who have been practicing 10-14 years
  • $350 for lawyers who have been practicing 15-19 years
  • $450 for lawyers who have been practicing at least 20 years

*SEER dues remain $75 for ABA members. You can read about the benefits of joining SEER on this page.

New Member Benefits

400+ on-demand programs are included with your ABA membership in a new CLE member benefit library.  Also, exclusive content that you can use to build your practice is included with your ABA membership at no additional cost from the Law Practice and General Practice Solo Divisions.

More Information

You can read more about enhanced ABA member benefits on this page. If you have any questions about joining SEER, please contact Kevin Gordon. You can join ABA SEER online.

New ABA logo, launched May 1, 2019 as a part of the new membership model.

New ABA logo, launched May 1, 2019 as a part of the new membership model.