Associate/Non-Lawyer Membership

Make yourself more valuable to your legal employer. Enhance your skills and contacts for the future. Meet movers and shakers in the legal industry.

Associate membership is open to paralegals, law firm administrators, and other non-lawyer professionals whose employment relates to the legal profession or the administration of justice. Associate membership is only $80 per bar year (bar year runs June 1-May 31 of the following year).

Associate members can:
  • Keep up with trends affecting the legal profession.
  • Further your knowledge about practice and procedure in over 50 legal specialty areas.
  • Attend technology training programs at the member price (just $25).
  • Register for How To... training sessions for free or access via on demand video library.
  • Network with lawyers and other legal professionals.
  • Save on individual seminar costs (non-members pay double) or apply for our unlimited seminar plan for only $150 per year.
  • Attend free noon-hour committee meetings and learn from legal experts (attend either in-person or via live Webcast at
  • Enjoy CBA social and sports outings with family and friends.
  • Stay abreast of legal technology.
  • Save on CBA insurance plans and other member savings programs.
  • Connect with other legal professionals via CBA Facebook, Twitter, Instragram and LinkedIn sites.

Become an Associate Member now!

Special notes:
-Associate members may not vote or hold office, must have employment that relates to the legal profession or the administration of justice and are not eligible for hardship dues.
-Non Lawyer Associate Membership does not apply to licensed attorneys or attorneys who are not authorized to practice law due to disciplinary action.
-Click here for information on John Marshall Law School Library privileges.
-Non lawyer associate membership is intended for legal education and informal networking.
-Direct solicitation of CBA members is prohibited.

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Have questions about associate membership?
Call 312-554-2135 or email Kayla Bryan.