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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.

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The Federal Bar Association offers three levels of membership:

Active Membership
Active membership is 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 Annual Dues
• Admitted to Practice 0-5 years:
• Admitted to Practice 6-10 years:
• Admitted to Practice 11+ years:
• Retired (Fully retired from the practice of law):
$105
$165
$210
$105

Public Sector Annual Dues
• Admitted to Practice 0-5 years:
• Admitted to Practice 6-10 years:
• Admitted to Practice 11+ years:
• Retired (Fully retired from the practice of law):
$80
$140
$170
$105
Sustaining Membership
Members of the association distinguish themselves when becoming sustaining members of the FBA. Sixty dollars of the sustaining dues are used to support educational programs and publications of the FBA. Sustaining members receive a 5% discount on the registration fees for all national meetings and national CLE events.

Private Sector Annual Dues
• Admitted to Practice 0-5 years:
• Admitted to Practice 6-10 years:
• Admitted to Practice 11+ years:
• Retired (Fully retired from the practice of law):
$165
$230
$275
$165

Public Sector Annual Dues
• Admitted to Practice 0-5 years:
• Admitted to Practice 6-10 years:
• Admitted to Practice 11+ years:
• Retired (Fully retired from the practice of law):
$145
$205
$235
$165
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.

Foreign Associate Annual Dues
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. $210

Law Students Annual Dues
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. $35

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