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ABA Membership

Dues & Eligibility

Review dues rates and information below.

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Lawyers

Lawyer Annual Rate NEW DUES EFFECTIVE 9/1/24
0-4 Years Since Original Bar Admission
$75 $120
5-9 Years Since Original Bar Admission $150 $195
10-14 Years Since Original Bar Admission $250 $295
15-19 Years Since Original Bar Admission $350 $395
20+ Years Since Original Bar Admission $450 $495
Government Lawyers $150 $195
Non-Profit/Public Interest Lawyers
$150 $195
Judges
$150 $195
Solo Practitioners
$150 $195
Small Firm Lawyers*
$150 $195
Retirees or Inactive Lawyers
$150 $195
*Lawyers working in firms with 2 to 5 lawyers.

Law Students

Please note - Attorneys licensed to practice law within the United States, its territories or possessions do not qualify for any category of law student membership and may not be enrolled as a law student member.

Students Annual rate
Law Students
$0
Premium Law Student Membership
$25
Non-Law Students
$0

Other Professionals

other professionals Annual rate New Dues Effective 9/1/24
Paralegals $75 $120
Affiliated Professionals
$150 $195
International Lawyers
$150 $195
Graduating Students, Recent Graduates, and Bar Candidates
$75 $120

ABA Member Groups

Join ABA Member Groups to receive the resources you need to keep up-to-date and engaged in the emerging issues specific to your practice. See Dues Rates for Member Groups. 

Plus, opt-in for complimentary membership to the Law Practice Division and General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Divisions for added value at no extra charge. 

Downloadable Enrollment Forms

Membership Auto-Renewal

Choose Auto-Renew at checkout* and enjoy uninterrupted access to exclusive member benefits.

See Auto-Renew Official Terms and Conditions and FAQs for more information.

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

Deduct Your ABA Dues

You may be able to deduct up to 98% of your dues as a business expense on your U.S. taxes! Consult your tax advisor with any questions.

*The ABA estimates that 2% 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