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Reinstate Past Membership

Click here to view the Schedule of Dues, Enrollment Information or to a print Hard Copy Application.
 
If you are a previous member of The Chicago Bar Association and would like to reinstate your membership, please provide us with your Last Name and Birthdate so we can retrieve your record and begin the reinstatement process. If you were previously a member under a different name (ie maiden name), please enter your previous name so we can retrieve this record for you to update.
 
If you are a current law student wishing to reinstate your law student membership, please call (312) 554-2135.
 
Members are dropped on August 31st for nonpayment of dues. Dropped members who wish to reinstate September - November will be required to pay full annual dues. Dropped members who wish to reinstate December - May will be required to pay half the annual dues plus a reinstatement free (25% of annual dues to cover the time when benefits were extended June - August).
 
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Birthdate:  (mm/dd/yyyy)
 
The CBA's annual membership period runs June 1st - May 31st. Reinstating members joining June - November need to submit full annual dues. Reinstating members joining December - March need to submit half the annual dues. Reinstating members joining April - May that are not enrolling in CLE Advantage need to submit full annual dues for the upcoming membership year and will receive April and May of the current year free. Reinstating members joining April - May that are enrolling in CLE Advantage need to submit half the annual dues for the current membership year along with their payment for CLE Advantage.
 
Note: If you cannot access your previous member record online, most likely it is because we do not have your birthdate on file. Please email rbentley@chicagobar.org to have your birthdate added to your record in order to complete the reinstatement process online.