Join the ACBA

Now, the return on your investment in your career is worth even more!


Free CLE's Inclusive Membership

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.

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Membership Benefits

Find out what membership can do for you.

Free CLE

ACBA members get access to any of our CLEs for Free! This is HUGE! We’re proud to be the first local bar association to offer free CLE to our members.

Free CLE

Deals on Law Practicing Management

From digital fingerprinting, case management, and legal research to discounts on court reporters and virtual receptionist services.


Deals on Referral Services

The ACBA’s certified Lawyer Referral Service and the Court Appointed Attorneys Program are great ways to grow your practice.

Build Your Practice

Networking Socials

Network to get referrals, find a mentor, or find that perfect job!


Free Legal Research

Free legal research through Fastcase. That’s right, we said free!


On Demand MCLE Programming

View our entire catalogue of past programming for free.

On Demand MCLE

Join To:

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!

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We Now Have Two More Ways to Pay:
  1. 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.  
  2. 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:

  1. Join online using your credit/debit card.
  2. Call the Membership Assistant at (510) 302-2201 and join using your credit card over the phone.
Partner Bar Membership Discounts:

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

Leadership Firms & Sustaining Members 

The Alameda County Bar Association is proud of the relationships it has built with law firms throughout the county.

We are honored to have the support of our sustaining members:

Megan Burns, Bonjour, Thorman, Burns & Dahm

Vanessa Candelaria, Law Offices of Vanessa Candelaria, P.C.

Ret. Judge Wynn Carville, JAMS

Vincent Tong, TONG LAW

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