Membership Application

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Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Arkansas Bar Association.  Following are the dues amounts and descriptions of the various membership types. Once your membership application is complete, please allow one business day for access to full member benefits.

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Standard Dues are $275 except that one may elect to use the income scale to determine the amount of dues. 

Income Range Options - "Incomeā€ for this purpose is law-related salary, wages or income after deducting office overhead and other necessary business expenses but before taxes, FICA, insurance and pension contributions, for the current or immediately preceding year.

$0-$50,000 $125 

$50,001-$100,000 $210 

$100,000+ Standard Dues 

 

Associate Membership is $275.  Associate members are attorneys who are only licensed in a state(s) other than Arkansas and are residents of Arkansas or are full time employees of a business organization which regularly does business within Arkansas. 

First Paid Year is $75. This rate applies to an attorney's third bar year (July - June) following his/her admission to practice.  Attorneys admitted to practice between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 qualify for this rate beginning May 1st. 

Out-of-State Residents pay $100. The rate applies to attorneys licensed in Arkansas who are non-residents of Arkansas, and who have no regular law practice in Arkansas. 

Senior Membership is for attorneys who have attained the age of 75+ years and who have been a member for 10 continuous years immediately before attaining the age of 75.  These members of the Arkansas Bar Association receive free membership. 

Law Students are current law students in good standing at any accredited law school in the state of Arkansas, or residents of the state of Arkansas attending an accredited law school outside the state of Arkansas.  Law students receive the benefits of membership at no charge. 

Newly Admitted Arkansas attorneys should contact us for information regarding membership. 

Federal Law makes part of your membership dues used for lobbying non-deductible as a business expense. 5.84% of dues is non-deductible in the 2016-2017 bar year. Payment made to the association is for your voluntary membership with the Arkansas Bar Association, and has no affiliation with your state licensing fee. 


Term of Membership

Membership in the ArkBar runs from July 1 to June 30. Please note that we send reminder notices as renewal time approaches. However, your prompt payment of dues will ensure that you continue to receive all of your benefits in a timely manner. Should your membership lapse, you may reactivate it at any time by becoming current on your dues for the year.

 

Sustaining Contributions

Patrons are members who make a sustaining contribution of $100/year in addition to membership dues to support Association programs. 
  
Benefactors are members who make a sustaining contribution of $250/year in addition to membership dues to support Association programs. 

 

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