In our last Voice of Experience visit, I wrote about membership. Here’s more on that subject. Last summer, SLD member John Clark was about to celebrate his 75th birthday and he recalled from his Board of Governors and House of Delegates service that there was a 50 percent dues reduction available to ABA members age 75 and older who had been a member for 25 years. However, there was no indication thereof on his dues renewal.
I met with ABA Executive Director Jack Rives, who later wrote me to confirm the following policies:
- 70/25: If you were born prior to 8/31/1934 and have been an ABA member for at least 25 consecutive years, you are eligible for a 100% dues discount.
- 75/25: If you are at least 75 years of age and were born after 8/31/1934 and have been an ABA member for at least 25 consecutive years, you are eligible for a 50% discount of the highest dues rate.