Dues structure and rates

Join the Massachusetts Bar Association and benefit from the many tools and opportunities the association offers. An MBA membership runs from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31. 

Questions about an MBA membership? Contact MBA Member Services at (617) 338-0530 or send us an email.

2023-24 MBA Membership Dues*

Bar Admission Dues
Law student FREE
Admitted to the bar in 2023-24FREE
Admitted to bar in 2022$99
Admitted to bar 2019-21$140
Admitted to bar 2014-18$320
Admitted to bar 2013 and prior $440
Sustaining member**Dues + $150
Life member (50 years at bar) FREE
Sitting MA & federal judgeFREE

* Take advantage of the MBA's installment plan and pay your 2023-24 annual MBA membership dues in several installment payments through May 2024. You will have a chance to review installment payment calculations on the checkout page before payment.

**The sustaining member category applies to those members who wish to demonstrate a high level of commitment to both the association and the profession.

***All MBA dues payments are non-refundable.

Special Membership Categories

Category Dues
Government attorney
Full-time government employee or legislator
Lawyer in transition $175
Legal services attorney$175
Paralegal/legal assistant
Full-time paralegal or legal assistant
Retired attorney/judge$175
Affiliated professional
Non-lawyer, e.g. social worker, doctor, etc.
Law professor
Teaching full-time, not in private practice
Out-of-state attorney
Attorney's principal office is located outside Massachusetts