The Federal Bar Association Welcomes All Law Students!

Law Student Associate Membership is FREE to all new applicants. This membership includes up to three years of associate membership while enrolled in law school as well as free first year of membership as a professional member upon graduation. Apply for your free membership here.

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  • Government relations efforts as defined by the dota2菠菜外围网 Issues Agenda
  • Annual Capitol Hill Day
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  • The Federal Lawyer magazine
  • Bi-monthly eNewsletter
  • Section, division, and chapter newsletters
  • Judicial Profile Index (archived)

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  • More than 95 chapters across all federal circuits
  • 24 practice area sections
  • Six career divisions
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Legal Career Center

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  • National CLE conferences
  • Bi-monthly CLE webinars
  • Local chapter-sponsored CLE events

Member-Only Advantages

  • Member Plus affinity program
  • Online membership directory
  • Optional public directory listing
  • Discounted rates for CLE, networking events, publications, and other services

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Dues rates:

  • First year law student… $50 FREE!
  • Second year law student…$30FREE!
  • Third year law student… $20FREE!
  • One-year of Professional membership after graduation… $115 FREE upon submitting bar admission information
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Student memberships expire on September 30th of the year of graduation as indicated on the join applicationclick here to JOIN TODAY (for FREE!). Once you become a professional dota2菠菜外围网 member, you may then join the Younger Lawyers Division.

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