October 09, 2018 Membership

Dues & Eligibility

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

Lawyers

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.

Specialty Group Memberships

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

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.

Specialty Group Memberships

These groups focus on practice areas or career stages. Members have access to online resources, in-depth legal analysis and specialty CLE programming. Students may join up to five of these groups for FREE!

Associates

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

Annual Dues: $181

Specialty Group Memberships

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

Student Associates

Students enrolled in higher-education studies.

Annual Dues: $27

Specialty Group Memberships

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

International

Lawyers licensed in nations other than the U.S. 

Annual Dues: $181

Specialty Group Memberships

These 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