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The CBA offers membership dues discounts and waivers to certain eligible members (note: discounts and waivers apply only to membership, not section dues). If you have any questions about these special membership programs, please contact the CBA Member Service Center at (860)223-4400 or msc@ctbar.org.

Dues Waiver for Retired Attorneys

Annual membership dues may be waived permanently for an attorney 65 years of age or older who has been a member of the CBA for the last 10 consecutive years and is retired from the practice of law. If your membership dues were waived under this provision last year, then they will automatically be waived this year unless your membership status has changed. You must notify us if your membership status changes. If you are applying for the waiver for the first time, please send to CBA, PO Box 350, New Britain, CT 06050-0350: (1) a written request for waiver, (2) certification that written notice of retirement has been filed with the Clerk of the Superior Court for the Judicial District of Hartford as well as the proper authority for any out-of-state admissions, or in lieu of such notices, an affidavit stating that you have retired and will not engage in the practice of law for compensation despite the decision not to resign from the bar, and (3) either (i) a copy of your waiver of the attorney’s occupational tax or (ii) a copy of your partial waiver of the Client Security Fund Fee, for the year of application on the ground that you will not receive compensation in excess of $450 per year from engaging in the practice of law.

Dues Discount for Severe Financial Hardship

Annual membership dues may be discounted up to 50% for attorneys whose financial circumstances as of July 1 of the membership year are such that payment of full dues would constitute a severe financial hardship. To apply for the discount, send a confidential written request detailing your financial circumstances and certifying that payment of full dues would constitute a severe financial hardship to: CBA, PO Box 350, New Britain, CT 06050-0350. If your application is approved, you will be invoiced at the discounted rate for that year. You must reapply for each bar year for which you seek the discount.

Dues Waiver for Members of the United States Military

Annual membership dues may be waived for members of the United States military who have been called to active duty as of July 1 of the membership year. To apply for the waiver, send a confidential written request along with a copy of your mobilization orders to: CBA, PO Box 350, New Britain, CT 06050-0350. If your application is approved, you will be notified in writing. You must reapply for each bar year for which you seek the waiver. Approved by the CBA House of Delegates on January 8, 2007 to be effective with the 2007-08 bar year.