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Join or renew for the 2022-2023 bar year today

Thank you for your membership!

Proudly display your connection to the profession with a member decal on your website or email signature. Contact Anna Hubbard at ahubbard@arkbar.com to receive yours. If you have not renewed your membership for the 2022-23 bar year, please do so now so you can continue to connect with your statewide legal association!



ATTORNEYS RENEW OR JOIN ONLINE:

> Click on Sign In located at the top right corner of this web page and enter your login credentials.
Forgot your login credentials? Contact Michele Glasgow at mglasow@arkbar.com or 501-801-5661.
> If you have never been a member, you will need to first create an account by clicking here.
> Once signed in, click on My Account at the top right corner of the page.
> Click on My Membership.
> Follow the prompts to make your 2022-2023 membership selections, then pay with a credit or debit card. 

If you would prefer to send a check, please complete the printable membership form below.  Please do not send cash in the mail or email credit card information. 

Please Note: Your request for your 6 free on-demand CLE hours must be submitted by April 30, 2023, requests will not be accepted after this date. Once registration is complete, the on-demand(s) can be accessed through June 30, 2023. You may not carry over hours, all 6 must be watched and CLE form submitted by June 30, 2023. 
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LAW STUDENTS:

Enjoy the benefits at no cost to you! Choose from the below options to apply for membership.




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PARALEGALS:

Paralegal Affiliate membership is open to paralegals and legal support staff who are employed and supervised by an Arkansas Bar Association attorney member. Membership must be applied for in writing.



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Dues Structure & Rates - 2022-2023


Standard Dues - $325 
except that one may elect to use the income based dues to determine the amount of dues. 

Income Based Dues - Income of $0-$50,000 - $195  or   Income of $50,000-$100,000 - $275
"Income” 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. 

Associate Membership - $325
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 that regularly does business within Arkansas.

Out-of-State Residents - $325
Or select from Income Based Dues. This applies to attorneys licensed in Arkansas who are non-residents of Arkansas, and who have no regular law practice in Arkansas. 

Senior Membership$50
Attorneys who have attained the age of 75+ years and who have been a member for 10 consecutive years immediately prior to attaining the age of 75.

New Admittee Year 1 - $75
Attorneys admitted in 2022 qualify for this rate. 

New Admittee Year 2 - $85
Attorneys admitted in 2021 qualify for this rate.

New Admittee Year 3 - $95
Attorneys admitted in 2020 qualify for this rate.

Law Students - Free
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. 

Paralegal Affiliate Membership - $150 
Affiliate membership is open to paralegals and legal support staff who are employed and supervised by an Arkansas Bar Association attorney member.   

Non-Deductible Business Expenses - 2022-2023

Federal Law makes part of your membership dues used for lobbying non-deductible as a business expense. 4.86% of dues are non-deductible in the 2022-2023 bar year. All dues and subscriptions are non-refundable.

Payment made to the Association is for your voluntary membership with the Arkansas Bar Association and has no affiliation with your state licensing fee. 

 

Terms 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.

Annual Auto-Renewal
If you select Annual Auto-Renewal, your dues (including the sections, FAL and sustaining contributions you select) will automatically renew annually on July 1. PAC and Instant Membership are excluded. You will receive a notice before the next year’s auto-renewal. New Admittee Year 3 rates will automatically increase to Standard but you may choose to select another dues category.

Monthly AutoPay
Members now have the option of making payments monthly with Monthly AutoPay; each monthly payment must be paid with a credit or debit card; no other forms of payment can be accepted. The annual cost of your membership will be divided equally across 12 months. Members who sign up for Monthly AutoPay agree to pay for the entire year. If you register for Monthly AutoPay online before July 1, you will immediately be charged for your first monthly payment for the 2022-2023 bar year (July). Your card will not be charged again until your August payment is due on August 1. Your card will be charged on the first of the month, or the first business day thereafter. If you sign up after July 1, your card will initially be charged for the July payment. On the first of the following month, your card will be charged for the cumulative amount that would have been due between August and the month you signed up for Monthly AutoPay.

 

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.