ABA Membership

Dues & Eligibility

Did you know ABA dues have recently changed? Review the information below and find out if you’re eligible for a lower dues rate!

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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

ABA Member Groups

Join the ABA 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. See Dues Rates for Member Groups. 

Plus, opt-in for complimentary membership to 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 ABA benefits! 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 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