Chapter Membership

Membership in the Capitol Hill Chapter is open to any regular member in good standing of the Federal Bar Association (FBA). Law students may become affiliated with the Chapter through FBA law student membership.

The Capitol Hill Chapter is one of dozens of local chapters of the FBA, a 15,000-member professional organization for private and government lawyers and judges involved in federal practice. The FBA is dedicated to the advancement of the science of jurisprudence and to promoting the welfare, interests, education, and professional development of all attorneys involved in federal law.

The Chapter currently has approximately 225 members from both the public and private sectors. The purpose of the Chapter is to promote the objectives of the FBA among members of the federal legal profession serving in the legislative and judicial branches of the Federal Government in the Capitol Hill area of our nation’s capital.

The Chapter conducts many programs of interest to its own membership, including noted luncheon speakers, an annual luncheon at the U.S. Supreme Court with an address by a sitting Justice, and a professional ethics symposium for government attorneys with continuing legal education credit. Programs of the Chapter have included programs featuring Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, Solicitor General Ted Olson, and Brian Lamb of C-SPAN. Further information about past and planned programs is available under Events and Programs. Programs are conveniently held in the Capitol Hill area of Washington, D.C.

The Chapter's governing council includes attorneys from the House of Representatives, the Senate, the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, the General Accounting Office, the Government Printing Office, and the National Judicial Offices (Administrative Office of the United States Courts, the Federal Judicial Center, the U.S. Sentencing Commission, and the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation). Attorneys from these offices are among some of the more active of the Chapter's members.

Membership information for the Federal Bar Association is available online.

Applicants and current members of the FBA from other Chapters who wish to become members of, or affiliated with, the Capitol Hill Chapter should so indicate on their membership applications, membership renewal forms, or by contracting the FBA's membership department at (202) 785-1614 or

For more information about Chapter membership, please contact Ethan Torrey at  


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