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  • Access to the ABA's CLE Member Benefit Library,  free with membership, available online and on-demand
  • More than 600 titles (and growing!) covering a broad range of practice areas that help fulfill your MCLE requirements
  • Courses from the nation’s leading speakers — including working lawyers, government representatives, and judges
  • ABA Members in all states and territories can  meet MCLE requirements online, at no additional cost, with access to this library             
  • ABA Members get access to exclusive content from both the Law Practice Division and the Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division for free
  • As a member, you can join Sections, Divisions and Forums to receive the resources you need to stay updated and engaged in the emerging issues specific to your practice
  • Meeting opportunities at in-person and virtual events that allow you to network with the right people at the right time
  • Resources to improve your interview and resume building skills through ABA Career Forward powered by Korn Ferry Advance®
  •  ABA Career Center website to explore new practice areas and alternative legal careers
  • Access to a dynamic board of legal career professionals that contribute monthly articles, webinars, and podcasts to deliver guidance on your career path 
  • The ABA Journal - the legal industry's leading publication delivered to your inbox and mailbox
  • You can be an influential part of positive social change. Guide policy decisions, argue your point and get published in legal publications
  • Promote greater independence, accountability and transparency in judicial systems. Contribute to criminal justice reform and advocate for those who are unable to do so for themselves
  • The  Rule of Law Initiative promotes justice, economic opportunity and human dignity through the rule of law on a global scale

Membership Dues Rates

Annual membership dues start at just $75, it doesn't take long for membership to pay for itself. Check eligibility and membership rates for lawyers, law students and other legal professionals.

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The ABA is for Everyone

The ABA offers countless resources to lawyers, judges, law students and those who are interested in law-related issues.

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Practice Forward Amid COVID-19

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Deduct Your Membership 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.