Join the ACBA
For our 1,500 members, membership in the Alameda County Bar Association brings educational opportunities, networking events, professional development, and a chance to lead and shape the legal community in Alameda County. We have free CLE programs and benefits that apply to a range of legal professionals, from judges and attorneys, to paralegals and law students.
By joining any of our practice area sections, members have invitations to social networking events, plus the opportunity to make their voices and opinions heard.
We listened to you, and we’ve made some major changes. We are excited to introduce you to the ACBA member benefits, including free CLE and free legal research.
How much does it cost to join?
The ACBA breaks down membership according to how long you’ve been in practice, ranging from just $27 for law students and new admittees to $392 for 11+ years. You can find the full dues schedule here.
Find out what membership can do for you.
SOCIALIZE with attorneys and judges at annual receptions and smaller section socials.
BECOME A LEADER by joining a section you have the opportunity to serve on the Executive Committee and plan MCLE programs, networking events, and other activities throughout the year.
KEEP CURRENT AND CONNECTED with our monthly e-newsletter, a weekly MCLE digest, email blasts and yearly magazine A Year in Review.
STAY SHARP with quality free CLE in a variety of practice areas, or share your knowledge as a speaker.
GAIN EXPERIENCE while serving the community by volunteering with Legal Access Alameda (formerly VLSC).
GROW YOUR PRACTICE and your credibility through the Lawyer Referral Service (LRS), Criminal Court Appointed Attorney Program (CAAP), and gain exposure by being listed on our Online Membership Directory.
ENJOY EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS on professional resources, including insurance, financial planning, and other services to help busy legal professionals succeed!
- Autorenewal – Manage your bar membership just like your Netflix subscription. Sign up for annual autorenewal and you will receive a notice at least 15 days in advance of your automatic renewal. You can sign-up or un-enroll at any time through your member portal.
- Installment Option – Pay dues in monthly installments. We understand lump payments can be tough to carry on tight budgets! Contact Hadassah Hayashi to learn more or to take advantage. Payment Plan Form.
There are two ways to join:
- Join online using your credit/debit card.
- Call the Membership Assistant at (510) 302-2201 and join using your credit card over the phone.
50% Off New Memberships
The Alameda County Bar Association is proud to honor the relationships we’ve built over the years with our fellow local bar associations, and to promote further collaboration, we’re partnering with them to offer a 50% discount* on new ACBA membership. Learn more