REDIRECT Benefits of ABA Membership for Paralegals and Paralegal Faculty


ABA Membership for Paralegals

For a limited time, paralegals can join the ABA for just $45!*

Join the world’s largest legal organization, an impressive community of people who share your passion for the rule of law and the legal profession. Membership gives you access to the ABA’s unparalleled resources.

  • Receive the ABA Journal, the most widely read legal magazine in the country. New app available!
  • Enrich your career through practice specialty groups and the ABA Free Career Advice Series.
  • Build your expertise through legal education courses led by national authorities, publications offering in-depth legal analysis and ABA’s ethics research service.
  • Save money with discounts on brand-name products and services plus special pricing on books and CLE through
  • Special offer: 50% off The Paralegal's Guide to Professional Responsibility, 4th Edition

Take advantage of this special offer of ABA membership today, more than 70% off the regular membership price of $177. Discount applied at check-out.

Join online

Call the ABA at 800-285-2221 mention paralegal18

*This special ABA membership is only available to non ABA member paralegals who are currently working under the supervision of an attorney. You may not use this discounted membership offer if you are a current ABA member. Your membership will automatically renew for the 2017-2018 ABA membership year, and you will be billed for that year at the special rate of $45. For the 2018-2019 membership year, you will be billed for the full Associate dues of $177. If you choose not to renew, simply cancel the membership when you send back your invoice, or call 800-285-2221.

Are you a student? Join now as a Student Associate!

A new membership category is available for students in college or university level post-secondary educational studies who have an interest in the work of the American Bar Association.
Join now as a Student Associate »

Professional Development

On Demand CLE: The Paralegal’s Guide on Professional Responsibility - This On-Demand CLE course is designed to help paralegals understand key areas of the Model Rules and related ethics issues.

Visit the Resources for Lawyers page for information on substantive practice areas.

Interested in volunteering? Find out about Pro Bono Opportunities for Paralegals.

Access online communities including discussion lists, blogs, listservs.


View more ABA books, magazines, and targeted subject matter articles.

Event & CLE Information 

For upcoming events, please visit the ABA Events Calendar.

Use the left column to filter programs in a variety of areas.  The filters most relevant to you are;

  • Keyword (click “go” to set)
  • Date Range (Click “go” to set)
  • Event Format (in-person, webinar, etc..) (list updates as you check off formats)
  • Topic (list updates as you check off topics)

Visit the ABA Events Calendar to view all professional development products and webinars.

  • Search the entire store with the search box just under the top navigation. 
  • You can then filter your results in the left column.
  • Search just professional development events and products with the box just below the search results.
  • You can then filter your results in the left column.
  • In the left column, click on a product type and or topic to filter products down to that format or topic.  You can select one topic and one product type at a time.  If you select a header topic that has sub topic, you can still see and filter down to the sub topics for that filter. 
  • You can clear your filters by selecting “clear all” at the top of the left column or by doing a search.

Career Resoucres

Some ABA Career Resource Offerings Include:

Legal Research Webinar

Job Board and Articles on Career Advancement and Choices

Substantive Legal Resources from Sections, Divisions, Centers and Forums

Targeted Networking Opportunities for Women, Small Firms and Special Interest

Leadership Development Through Association Involvement