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Section of Public Contract Law Membership

Join the leading network of public contract law professionals for access to content, networking, collaboration, and more.

The Value of Temlate Public Contract Law Section Membership

Trusted Content

  • The Procurement Lawyer: the quarterly newsletter providing the latest news on federal state and local government procurement.
  • The Public Contract Law Journal: the quarterly journal dedicated to timely legal issues in public contract and grant law 
  • Practice-Specific Publications: Essential resources for procurement professionals, whether you are starting your career, or a seasoned professional.

Top-Tier Programming

  • Live CLE Programming: Courses covering the complexities of public contract law issues and focusing on the fundamentals of public procurement, including interactive Q&A opportunities.
  • On-Demand Library: On-demand programs and webinars covering every public contract law practice area, developed, and presented by legal experts.
  • Monthly Committee Meetings: Monthly meetings to discuss emerging issues in the government contracting arena and networking with fellow practitioners.

Unparalleled Meetings and Events

  • Section Committees: Our 20+ committees provide access to valuable resources including substantive in-person and virtual meetings, and interactive community discussions.
  • Collaboration Opportunities: Connect with lawyers from around the country to establish a network of leading public contract law professionals, and access unique content development and leadership opportunities.

Career Advancement

  • Content Contribution: Increase your exposure and build your resume by participating on a CLE panel or committee meeting, or by authoring an article.
  • Section Initiatives: Participate in the Section’s scholarship programs to fast-track your career.
  • Advance the Industry: Collaborate with fellow PCL members to draft technical comment letters on legislative and regulatory development.

Member Discounts

  • Savings: Members save 20%+ on books and events.
Member Rates
$60 / per year
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  • You must be an ABA member to join.
  • Select auto-renew for your membership to renew automatically each year.
  • Students can join up to 5 ABA groups for free.

What Leading Professionals are Saying

"I practice in a small law firm, in a very specialized field, in a state where few other practitioners focus on my area of practice. The PCL Section gives me a nationwide network of attorneys with whom I can discuss new, unfamiliar, or complicated issues to ensure thorough analysis for my clients. Through the network of attorneys, I can confidently refer my clients to trusted, knowledgeable colleagues and they can be confident in referring their clients to me.”

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Jennifer Dauer

Diepenbrock Elkin Dauer McCandless LLP

“Halfway into my legal career, I “retooled” myself from a general civil litigator to a public procurement attorney. I was encouraged to join the PCL Section and get involved with its Regulatory Coordinating Committee as one way to develop the necessary expertise while on the job. This involvement provided me with invaluable first-hand experience working with experts in and outside Government to learn the law as well as shaping the regulations that govern the industry. I not only learned the substance of public procurement law, I made important professional connections across all facets of the industry and lifelong friends along the way.”

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Kara Sacilotto


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