Join the ACBA

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


Free CLE's Inclusive Membership

How do you connect with the legal community? Consider joining your local bar association! At the Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA), you’ll find kindred spirits and a group of lawyers who gather together to impact our community beyond what we can do as individuals.

Our mission is to promote excellence, build community in the legal profession, and facilitate equal access to justice. Membership in the ACBA is a lasting bond between people.

For our members, 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.  

How much does it cost to join?

The ACBA breaks down membership according to how long you’ve been in practice, ranging from just $30 for law students and new admittees to $435 for 11+ years. 

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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! We’re proud to be the first local bar association to offer free CLE to our members. Speakers include local judges and legal experts.

Free CLE

Deals on Law Practice 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

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 by volunteering with Legal Access Alameda (formerly VLSC) while serving the community.

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!

Top 10 reasons to join your local bar association
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 before 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 tricky to carry on tight budgets! Contact Salma Taleb 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) 302-2220 and join using your credit card over the phone.
Leadership Firms & Sustaining Members 

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

Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer
Kazan Law
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Clapp Moroney logo
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