Membership

Want to join the Bar Association of the District of Columbia?

The Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC), founded in 1871, is the nation's 3rd oldest bar association (after the Boston and New York City bars).  The BADC is a voluntary bar association.  Its members participate in various volunteer committees and sections including the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) and the Intellectual Property (IP) Section.  The BADC's members distinguish themselves by volunteering their time and talents to advance civility, justice, and the nation's capital community's access to legal services.

MEMBER TYPE

PRICING

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Law Student

$15

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Young Lawyer

(Through 6 years since date of first bar)

$65

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Government/Public Interest Lawyers

(Including CCAN/CJA)

$75

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Life Associate

(At least 65 years of age OR 15 Consecutive years as BADC member)

$75

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Associate

(Non-voting. Member of any U.S. State of Territory Bar)

$100

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Affiliate

(Non-voting. Out of metropolitan area member OR Non-lawyer involved in legal profession)

$100

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Regular

(Over 6 years since date of first bar)

$150

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Fellow

(Includes Past Presidents & Fellows Dinner)

$500

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Lifetime Member

($500 down/$2,000 pledged over 3 years)

$2,500

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New members:

Current/Renewing members:

  • To renew your dues online please login via the option at the top of the website and then go to the drop-down menu for Membership --> Renew You must be logged in. Note: your username is the email address that is associated with your BADC membership account. Click here if you are already logged in.

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