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Thank you for your interest in joining the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA). As the state’s largest association serving the legal community, we help you practice law less stressfully, more productively and build your professional connections.

 

Dues Schedule

The ISBA's annual membership period runs from July 1 to June 30. Membership for the 2019-20 year will open 90 days prior, meaning current members will receive monthly reminders to renew for the 2019-20 year beginning in April. Paper invoices will be mailed in June to those yet to renew for the coming year.

 

Dues Payment Options

The preferred way to renew is online at www.inbar.org. When renewing online, you can pay by credit card (to include American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa), or you can select the "Bill Me" option to create/print your invoice and mail check to: One Indiana Square, Suite 530, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (checks payable to Indiana State Bar Association). If you need assistance, don't hesitate to call the ISBA at 1.800.266.2581.

 

Please note: Paper invoices will be mailed in June to those yet to renew for the coming year.


Dues Amount for Attorney Members

 

 Membership Category   Dues Amount
 Government Member, admitted 1-3 years 

$66.00

 Government Member, admitted 4-6 years 

$112.00

 Government Member, admitted 7+ years  $138.00
 Law Student Member FREE
 Military Member  FREE
 New Admittee FREE
 Non-Resident Member  $168.00
 Resident Associate Member  $255.00
 Resident Member, admitted 1-3 years  $87.00
 Resident Member, admitted 4-6 years  $168.00
 Resident Member, admitted 7+ years  $304.00
 Senior Life Non-Resident Member  $61.00
 Senior Life Resident Member  $128.00

 

If you are a new admittee or a law student and have a question about membership, please contact Carissa Long at clong@inbar.org.

 

Dues Amount for Affiliate Members

 

 Membership Category  Dues Amount
 Court Administrator, 1-3 years $74.00
 Court Administrator 4-6 years $107.00
 Court Administrator 7+ years  $130.00
 Law Librarian, 1-3 years  $74.00
 Law Librarian, 4-6 years  $107.00
 Law Librarian, 7+ years $130.00
 Legal Administrator, 1-3 years $74.00
 Legal Administrator, 4-6 years  $107.00
 Legal Administrator, 7+ years  $130.00
 Paralegal, 1-3 years  $74.00
 Paralegal, 4-6 years  $107.00
 Paralegal, 7+ years  $130.00

 

Section Membership Dues

 

 Section Membership  Dues Amount
 Agricultural Law  $20.00
 Alternative Dispute Resolution $20.00
 Animal Law $15.00
 Appellate Practice $20.00
 Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights $20.00
 Business Law $20.00
 Construction & Surety Law $20.00
 Corporate Counsel  $10.00
 Criminal Justice $20.00
 Elder Law $25.00
 Employment, Labor & Benefits Law $25.00
 Environmental Law $25.00
 Family & Juvenile Law $25.00
 General Practice, Solo & Small Firm  $25.00
 Governmental Practice $15.00
 Health Law $15.00
 Intellectual Property $10.00
 International Law $15.00
 Land Use & Zoning  $15.00
 Litigation  $15.00
 Professional Legal Education, Admission & Development      $20.00
 Probate, Trust & Real Property $20.00
 Senior Lawyers $15.00
 Social Security Disability $20.00
 Staff Counsel $25.00
 Taxation $25.00
 Utility Law  $20.00
 Young Lawyers Section $15.00

 

Voluntary Contributions

 

 Voluntary Contributions  Amount Due
 *ISBA Sustaining Membership  $200.00
 Indiana Bar Foundation $40.00
 BARPAC $10.00

 

*ISBA Sustaining Membership: By making an annual gift of $200 to the ISBA, you will become a sustaining member, helping to support the mission and many projects of the Association.

Sustaining members will receive the following additional benefits:

  • Use of ISBA digital badge on your website to highlight your support
  • Listing on the ISBA website
  • Recognition in ISBA publications, print & electronic
  • A specialty ribbon for name badge to wear at meetings & events
  • A lapel pin to indicate your support of the ISBA
  • Recognition at the ISBA Annual Meeting
  • 10% discount on ISBA Annual Meeting (basic registration)

Whether you are renewing as a Sustaining Member or making this gift for the first time, look for this membership category when you pay your dues online.

 


 

Membership Dues Category Descriptions:

 

Affiliate Membership: Court administrators, law librarians, legal administrators and paralegals qualify for membership in the Indiana State Bar Association. Subject to applicable section bylaws, affiliate members may vote and serve as an officer, other than chair, of any section of which he or she is a member. Affiliate members may vote and serve as an officer of any committee of which he or she is a member. Affiliate members shall be ineligible to serve as members or officers of the House of Delegates or the Board of Governors.

 

For more information about each affiliate member type, click below:

To join as a new affiliate member, click here.

 

Government Membership: A resident member or resident associate member employed full time in the public sector. To join as a new government member, click here.

 

Military Membership: A resident member or resident associate member serving on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States shall be eligible for military membership upon submission of proof thereof to the principal office of the Association. A military member shall retain all the rights and privileges of resident or resident associate membership, as applicable, but shall be exempt from the payment of dues. To join as a new military member, click here.

 

Non-Resident Membership: An attorney who is duly qualified to practice law in any country, state, territory, district or possession, including the state of Indiana, and who neither resides nor practices law in Indiana, shall be eligible for non-resident membership. A non-resident member shall be ineligible to hold any office in the Association. To join as a new non-resident member, click here.

 

Resident Associate Membership: An attorney who is a resident of Indiana and who is duly qualified to practice law in any country, state, territory, district or possession other than the state of Indiana shall be eligible for resident associate membership. A resident associate member shall be ineligible to hold office in the Association, but shall be entitled to serve as a full voting member, including service as chair, of any committee to which duly appointed and any section duly joined. To join as a new resident associate member, click here.

 

Resident Membership: An attorney who is on the roll of attorneys admitted to the practice of law by the Supreme Court of Indiana shall be eligible for resident membership. A resident member in good standing shall have full voting privileges and shall be eligible to hold any elective or appointive Association office. To join as a new resident member, click here.

 

Senior Life Membership: Any resident member in good standing who attains the age of 75 years, has been a member for 25 years and requests life membership, shall receive reduced dues as determined by the Board of Governors. To join as a new senior life member, click here.

 


 

QUESTIONS?

ISBA Membership Team

Carissa Long

Director of Membership

Indiana State Bar Association

clong@inbar.org

800.266.2581

Julie Gott

Membership Coordinator

Indiana State Bar Association

jgott@inbar.org

800.266.2581

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