The Value of Public Interest Membership

The ABA offers a special, reduced membership rate for public interest lawyers. Lawyers in the first four years of practice pay $75, and those with more experience pay only $150. Join the ABA and take advantage of exclusive membership benefits, including:

Stay Up to Date

Get content tailored to your interests delivered to you and e-newsletters to keep you up-to-date on the latest legal news and important case developments

CONNECT WITH LIKE-MINDED ADVOCATES

Receive discounted registration to national conferences where you can obtain CLE and network with colleagues from across the country.

BUILD YOUR NETWORKS AND EXPERTISE

Access referral resources and networks to better equip you to support your clients, and obtain free technical assistance on best practices and model programs.

BECOME A LEADER

Take advantage of opportunities to be appointed serve on ABA entities that drive policy and program advancement.

PROMOTE CHANGE

Join our annual ABA Day on Capitol Hill to meet members of Congress and advocate for public interest policies, and engage with our Grassroots Advocacy Team year-round to promote issues you care about.

FOCUS ON YOUR WELLNESS

Explore the resources, tools, and information that we have available to support your health and professional and personal well-being, and to maintain an effective work-life balance.

ABA Entities

The American Bar Association works to improve the profession and advance the rule of law by promoting pro bono and public service and ensuring meaningful access to justice for all persons. These goals are carried out by the ABA through a number of its entities, including: