The Connecticut Bar Association provides several membership categories to serve the needs of all legal professionals. 

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Attorneys

A licensed legal professional who either reside or practice in Connecticut.

 

First Bar Admit Date
Attorneys
Government Attorneys *
6/1/2020 - 6/30/2021
Can join up to 3 sections for free for the remainder of the bar year.  Contact msc@ctbar.org for assistance.
6/1/2019 - 5/31/2020
7/1/2018 - 5/31/2019
7/1/2015 - 6/30/2018
Prior to 6/30/2015
75 years or older in 2020**
(Born before 7/1/1945)
* Employed by the federal, state, or municipal government, legal services; or a Connecticut law school
** Date of birth must be provided to receive this discount. Information provided will remain confidential.

Out-of-State Attorney

A licensed legal professional in good standing who neither resides nor practices in the State of Connecticut.

Judges

Connecticut state judge who has been recommended by the Judicial Selection Commission, nominated by the governor, and approved by the state legislature

Non-Attorneys

Associate Member

A non-licensed person who works in a law-related field, is regularly employed in a law office, corporate legal department, or legal agency, and devotes substantially all working time to the performance of paralegal, legal administrative, or legal librarian duties



$85
Government Associate Member

A non-licensed person who works in a law-related field, is regularly employed by Federal, State, Municipal or Legal Services, and devotes substantially all working time to the performance of paralegal, legal administrative, or legal librarian duties



$67

Students

Law Student

A full-time student in good standing enrolled in the School of Law at University of Connecticut, Yale University, or Quinnipiac University, or a bona fide Connecticut resident attending an out-of-state American Bar Association (ABA) accredited Law School

Can join up to 3 sections for free for the remainder of the bar year.  Contact our msc@ctbar.org for assistance.
Paralegal Student

A student studying at a Connecticut accredited, paralegal program or a bona fide Connecticut resident studying at an out-of-state accredited ABA-approved paralegal program

Retired or actively serving in the military? Learn how to join or save here.


About CBA Membership

Membership must be renewed each year. If dues are not paid, you will lose access to your CBA account and benefits. Any member, who is not in default of dues payment, may submit notice of resignation to the CBA.

 

Membership for the 2020-2021 bar year is from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.
You will receive a renewal invoice for the 2021-2022 bar year in April.
Anyone who joins after April 1, 2021 will receive the remainder of the 2020-2021bar year for free.

Information regarding discounts, hardship waivers, and installment plans is available here.