Join the Federal Bar Association Today!

The Federal Bar Association (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. Our members run the gamut of federal practice: attorneys practicing in small to large legal firms, attorneys in corporations and federal agencies, and members of the judiciary. The FBA is the catalyst for communication between the bar and the bench, as well as the private and public sectors. 

Member-Only Advantages

The opportunity to make a change and improve the federal legal system through grassroots work in over 85 FBA chapters and a strong national advocacy.  

Connect with a vast network of federal practitioners extending across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.  

Governance positions within the association help shape the FBA’s future and make an impact on the growth of the federal legal community.  

Explore best practices and new ideas at the many Continuing Legal Education programs offered throughout the year—at both the national and chapter levels.


Student Application

Students may now join the FBA at the new rates using this PDF application, or register online and choose 'Law Student' as the Practice Type.

Sponsor Your Son, Daughter or Spouse as an FBA Member

There are many active FBA members whose child, spouse, or significant other, recently graduated from law school and passed the bar exam. One of the most valuable gifts you can give to that new attorney in your family is an FBA membership. Read Judge Gustavo Gelpi, Jr.'s testimonial about joining the FBA.

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Join the Federal Bar Association online today!

Membership Application

If you prefer to mail your application with payment, please download this membership application.

Membership At-A-Glance

How does the FBA membership break down? Where do the majority of FBA members reside? View our membership democraphics.

Law Student Rates

The Federal Bar Association wants to help ensure that you have a successful career practicing law!


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