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The Federal Bar Association offers an unmatched array of opportunities and services to enhance your connections to the judiciary, the legal profession, and your peers within the legal community.

Our mission is to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interests and the needs of the federal and private practitioner, the federal judiciary, and the public they serve.

As a member of the Federal Bar Association you will receive:

  • The Federal Lawyer – the only magazine for practitioners of federal law
  • Special offers from an impressive list of incentive programs
  • Discount registration costs at all CLE and annual events
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Member electronic newsletter
  • Extensive networking at the local and national level
  • Access to a nationwide directory of fellow FBA members
  • The opportunity to make a change and improve the federal legal system
  • and much, much more…

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Active Membership
Open to any person admitted to the practice of law before a federal court or a court of record in any of the several states, commonwealths, territories, or possessions of the United States or in the District of Columbia.

Private Sector

  • Admitted to Practice 0-5 years: $110
  • Admitted to Practice 6-10 years: $170
  • Admitted to Practice 11+ years: $215
  • Retired (Fully retired from the practice of law): $110

Public Sector

  • Admitted to Practice 0-5 years: $85
  • Admitted to Practice 6-10 years: $145
  • Admitted to Practice 11+ years: $175
  • Retired (Fully retired from the practice of law): $110

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Sustaining Membership
Open to any person admitted to the practice of law before a federal court or a court of record in any of the several states, commonwealths, territories, or possessions of the United States or in the District of Columbia.

Private Sector

  • Admitted to Practice 0-5 years: $170
  • Admitted to Practice 6-10 years: $235
  • Admitted to Practice 11+ years: $285
  • Retired (Fully retired from the practice of law): $170

Public Sector

  • Admitted to Practice 0-5 years: $150
  • Admitted to Practice 6-10 years: $215
  • Admitted to Practice 11+ years: $245
  • Retired (Fully retired from the practice of law): $170

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Associate Membership
Associate Memberships include all admitted to practice law before a court or administrative tribunal of a country other than the United States of America as well as any law student actively enrolled in an accredited law school and not admitted to the practice of law before a federal court or a court of record in any of the several states, commonwealths, territories, or possessions of the United States or in the District of Columbia.

Law Students

Any law student actively enrolled in an accredited law school and not admitted to the practice of law before a federal court or a court of record in any of the several states, commonwealths, territories, or possessions of the United States or in the District of Columbia is eligible to become a law student associate of the association.

Join FBA based on your current year in school and get an added post-graduation year of membership at no cost.

  • First year law students. Four years of membership: $50
  • Second year law students. Three years of membership: $30
  • Third year law students. Two years of membership: $20
  • Single year option. One year of membership: $20

Foreign Associate

Any person who is admitted to practice law before a court or administrative tribunal of a country other than the United States of America is eligible to become a foreign associate of the association. $215

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