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Special Dues Programs

The American Bar Association offers discounted dues programs to individuals and groups who meet certain eligibility requirements. For more information or to take advantage of any of these special rates, please call the ABA Service Center at 800-285-2221 (312-988-5000)

Individual Special Dues Programs 

75/25 Discount: For members 75 years of age with 25 years of continuous membership, they may be eligible for a discounted rate.

Temporarily Left the Workforce Waiver: For lawyers who are currently unemployed, the ABA offers a $75 annual membership rate. 

Pro Bono Waiver:  For ABA Members who are retired and/or inactive, who are no longer in the active (paid) practice of law, and complete 500 hours of Pro Bono legal services work within a calendar year shall receive a full waiver of membership dues for the subsequent membership year upon request with documentation to the ABA.

Military & JAG

We’re proud to recognize the members who serve our country

JAG Dues Program: Membership dues are waived for one year for JAG officers who are within their first five years of practice.

U.S. Armed Forces Personnel Serving in a Combat Zone: A member - including lawyers, associates, and students - who is currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces and is serving in a combat zone designated by a Presidential executive order may request a waiver for payment of dues upon the member’s written request. Such a waiver expires upon the member’s release from duty in the combat zone.

Group Billed and Full Firm Membership

Join the American Bar Association as a Group and receive a single annual invoice for all members of your organization; reducing administrative paperwork and streamlining employee reimbursements. Learn more about the Group Membership Program.   

Joint Member Group Programs

Government & Public Sector

Join two sections at a discounted price. A single low dues rate covers membership in the Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division and any one of the following:

  • Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
  • Antitrust Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Environment, Energy and Resources
  • Health Law
  • International Law
  • Public Contract Law
  • Infrastructure and Regulated Industries
  • State and Local Government Law
  • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice


Judges enrolled in the Judicial Division may join one additional participating entity for a joint dues rate of $60. Participating entities include:

  • Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice
  • Antitrust
  • Business Law
  • Civil Rights and Social Justice
  • Construction Industry
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Environment, Energy, & Resources
  • Family Law
  • Government & Public Sector Lawyers
  • Health Law
  • International Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Public Contract Law
  • State & Local Government Law
  • Science & Technology Law
  • Tort Trial & Insurance Practice
  • Litigation