Membership Categories


For lawyers licensed to practice in one of the states, territories, or possessions of the United States, ABA membership offers up-to-date news and information, career resources, and networking opportunities with other legal professionals.


If you are a lawyer licensed outside the U.S., a legal educator, a paralegal or a legal assistant, a law-office administrator, a law librarian, a consultant, or someone seeking access to the wealth of ABA benefits to develop a competitive advantage in your field.

Law Student

ABA Law Student status is only available to students at ABA-accredited schools.

Student Associate

Persons who are ineligible to be Lawyer or Law Student members of the Association, are enrolled in a college or university level post secondary educational studies, and have an interest in the work of the American Bar Association may join the ABA as a Student Associate.

International Lawyers

Lawyers licensed in nations other than the U.S.

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