Dues & Eligibility

ABA Dues are based on your role in the legal profession.


2018-19 dues for lawyers licensed as U.S. attorneys are tiered by bar admission date. If you are under 36 years old or admitted to practice for five years or less, you are automatically enrolled in the Young Lawyers Division at no additional charge.

* If you are a licensed attorney in the U.S. and are a solo practitioner in private practice, judge, or lawyer in government or legal/public service, special rates are available.

2018-2019 Lawyer Member Dues

Law Students

ABA Annual Dues: $0
Dues are FREE for law students enrolled in ABA-approved law schools.

ABA Premium Upgrade: $25
By updating to ABA Premium, law student members gain access to exclusive additional member benefits and save over $450 on law school necessities. More information.


Individuals interested in the legal profession but not U.S.-licensed attorneys or students.

Annual Dues: $181

Student Associates

Students enrolled in higher-education studies.

Annual Dues: $27


Lawyers licensed in nations other than the U.S. 

Annual Dues: $181

Specialty Group Memberships

ABA Member Groups focus on practice areas or career stages. Members have access to online resources, in-depth legal analysis, and specialty CLE programming.

Downloadable Enrollment Forms

Lawyer Enrollment Form 2018-2019
Associate Enrollment Form 2018-2019

Special Dues Programs

Discounted dues are available to some qualifying lawyers.