Membership Eligibility

New Members Only

Regular membership in the Pennsylvania Bar Association is open to all lawyers who are in good standing and licensed by the bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Attorneys in private practice who have their primary business address in a unit county must join the PBA through the unit county. Please contact your county bar association regarding a membership application. Click here for a list of unit county bar associations. Click here for the 2021 dues schedule.

Associate membership is open to attorneys in good standing licensed in other states but not licensed in Pennsylvania.

Attorneys who passed the October 2020 bar exam will be receiving a special 2021 free membership application directly from the Pennsylvania Bar Association and should not complete the following application. New admittees will also receive free section membership in one section of their choice.

Law students at ABA accredited law schools: Get the professional edge you need by joining the Pennsylvania Bar Association today! Begin taking advantage of the many benefits that go along with being part of Pennsylvania's largest bar association. There is no cost to join - membership is free for law students like you! Signing up is quick and easy - simply complete the online form.