Dues & Eligibility

Effective May 1, 2019, your ABA membership dues have been simplified to five price points. You may be eligible for a lower annual dues rate. Check the charts below.


Lawyer Annual Rate
0-4 Years Since Original Bar Admission
5-9 Years Since Original Bar Admission $150
10-14 Years Since Original Bar Admission $250
15-19 Years Since Original Bar Admission $350
20+ Years Since Original Bar Admission $450
Government Lawyers $150
Non-Profit/Public Interest Lawyers
Solo Practitioners
Small Firm Lawyers*
Retirees or Inactive Lawyers
*Lawyers working in firms with 2 to 5 lawyers.

Law Students

Students Annual rate
Law Students
Premium Law Student Membership
Non-Law Students

Other Professionals

other professionals Annual rate
Paralegals $75
Affiliated Professionals
International Lawyers
Graduating Students, Recent Graduates, and Bar Candidates

Member Groups

Join Sections, Divisions, and Forums to receive the resources you need to keep up-to-date and engaged in the emerging issues specific to your practice. 

As a new benefit, join the Law Practice and General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Divisions free with your ABA membership. 

Downloadable Enrollment Forms

Membership Auto-Renewal

Enjoy Never-Ending Benefits! Choose Auto-Renew at checkout and enjoy uninterrupted access to exclusive member benefits. Enroll Today*

See Official Terms and Conditions and FAQs for more information.

*ABA Auto-Renew is only available to those with a current balance due.

Deduct Your Dues

You may be able to deduct up to 97.5% of your dues as a business expense on your U.S. taxes! Consult your tax advisor with any questions.

*The ABA estimates that 2.5% of your total ABA dues is allocated to ABA lobbying activities and therefore is not deductible. Membership dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for income tax purposes.

Special Dues Programs

Discounted dues and auto-renew options are available to some qualifying members. Learn more about the Special Dues Program