What Members Have to Say

  • Kristine L. Calalang photo

    "Membership in the Philadelphia Bar Association is like being a part of a big family. The members support and care about each other, and we work together to make our family better and elevate our profession."

    Kristine L. Calalang
    The Law Office of Kristine L. Calalang
    2020 Co-Chair, Solo & Small Firm Committee
     
  • Reginal T. Shuford photo

    "Membership in the Philadelphia Bar Association provided a great entry point for me, as someone who moved to Philadelphia almost nine years ago with very few connections, to get acclimated to the city. It has afforded me the opportunity to meet and work with many of the most influential leaders of the Bar Association and the city of Philadelphia."

    Reginal T. Shuford
    Executive Director, ACLU of Pennsylvania
    2020 Diversity Chair
     
  • Reginal T. Shuford photo

    "Membership in the Philadelphia Bar Association has helped me develop my personal brand through leadership opportunities, professional development, and networking"

    Hillary N. Ladov
    Goldberg Segalla, LLP
    2020 Chair, Young Lawyers Division
     
  • Michael P. Zanan photo

    "Membership in the Philadelphia Bar Association has afforded me the opportunity to positively serve the local legal community through educational and charitable programming while also opening many doors with respect to networking opportunities, client referrals, leadership skill development and personal friendships. Through my engagement in the Bar Association, I have been provided with an even more expansive network of qualified legal professionals who care about what they do and who I can call on at any time. I always strongly encourage junior attorneys that I work with to join the Bar Association."

    Michael P. Zanan
    Cozen O'Connor
    2020 Chair, Business Law Section
     
  • Andre J. Webb photo

    "Membership in the Philadelphia Bar Association has been one of the most meaningful and rewarding experiences of my career. Through my involvement, I sharpened and gained intangible skills while developing a strong network of colleagues and friends, unlocking limitless opportunities."

    Andre J. Webb
    German, Gallagher & Murtagh, P.C.
    2020 Chair-Elect, Young Lawyers Division
     
  • Arly Smith-Pearson photo

    "Membership in the Philadelphia Bar Association has allowed me to be a leader early on in my career, have a seat at the same table as my boss, and meet amazing people along the way."

    Arly Smith-Pearson
    Philadelphia Legal Assistance
    2020 Chair, Public Interest Section
     

Membership Fees

Membership fees for the Philadelphia Bar Association remain among the lowest fees charged by major urban bar associations throughout the United States.


Note: Your date of admission to the Bar shall be calculated from the date you were first admitted to practice before any court of record. Your first year’s fee shall be one-half the annual membership fee if you join on or after July 1, but before October 1. If you join after October 1, you pay no fee for the remainder of the calendar year, and your full fee amount is applied to the following year beginning January 1.

Voting Members - First Year Attorneys

FREE / first year

Attorneys admitted to practice before any court of record in the current year are entitled to a free, one-year membership. Section dues still apply. Attorneys who have previously been admitted to practice in another state do not qualify.

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Voting Members

$99 / year

Admitted to the Bar one year or more but less than two years.


$199 / year

Admitted to the Bar two years or more but less than four years.


$299 / year

Admitted to the Bar four years or more but less than ten years.


$399 / year

Admitted to the Bar ten years or more.


Full-Time members of Law School Faculties may join as voting members.

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Voting Public Sector Members

FREE / first year

For those who are employed full time by a public interest agency or by a federal, state or local governmental agency, and who have never before been a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the first year's dues will be waived.


$50 / year

Admitted to the Bar one year or more but less than two years.


$100 / year

Admitted to the Bar two years or more but less than four years.


$150 / year

Those admitted to the Bar four years or more but less than ten years.


$200 / year

Those admitted to the Bar ten years or more.


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Nonvoting Members

$175 / year

Maintaining a principal office for the practice of law in Bucks, Chester, Delaware or Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania, or Camden County, New Jersey.


$175 / year

Full-Time Members of Law School Faculties.


$130 / year

Law Firm Administrators.


$130 / year

Law Librarians.


$150 / year

Other Associate Members


$65 / year

Paralegals


$20 / year

Law Students


Please note: Pursuant to section 100(A)(2) of the Association's bylaws, nonvoting members enjoy all privileges of Association membership EXCEPT the rights to vote and hold office.

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Voting Members - Seniors

$60 / year

A regular member for at least 25 years who has reached the age of 70 years, or is 65 and retired from active practice. A written request must be made to become a Senior Member.

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Mail-in Form

If you would prefer to use regular mail, we have provided a printable form for your use.

Mail to:
Philadelphia Bar Association
1101 Market Street, 11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2911

You may also join by calling our manager of member services Andrea Morris-Tracey at (215) 238-6313, using your MasterCard, Visa or American Express. Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.