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Now more than 3,100 members strong, the Maine State Bar Association is the largest and most active alliance of lawyers in Maine. Our members include active and inactive attorneys, judges, law professors, corporate counsel and government lawyers. The goal of the MSBA is to provide its members with membership services and benefits to enhance their practice and enrich their experience in the legal profession. Our MSBA leadership and professional staff are dedicated to meeting your high expectations of quality, commitment and service. There's never been a better time to join the Maine State Bar Association.
MSBA dues are calculated based on a member's first admission to any jurisdiction. The period covered by annual dues follows the Association's fiscal year, October 1 through September 30.
Download an application to apply by mail or fax.
Dues for the current fiscal year are as follows:
Dues are prorated 50% from April 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018.
Years 1 & 2 @ $110/year;
Years 3 & 4 @ $160/year;
Attorneys in good standing,* admitted to the practice of law, who either reside or practice in the State of Maine.
Attorneys in good standing* who reside in the State of Maine but are not engaged in the practice of law.
Attorneys in good standing, admitted to the practice of law, who neither reside nor practice in the State of Maine. Non-resident members are not eligible to participate in the MSBA group health or dental insurance programs.
Attorneys in good standing,* admitted to the practice of law, who reside in the State of Maine and who practice no more than 40 hours per month.
Members of the Maine and federal judiciary.
Students in good standing,* enrolled in an accredited school of law. Persons are eligible for student membership until admission to any bar or up to one year following graduation from law school, whichever comes first. Student members not residing in the state of Maine are not eligible to participate in the MSBA group health and dental insurance programs. This is a non-voting membership category.
*From the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar: "Good standing" indicates that the attorney registered with the Board of Overseers of the Bar and is not currently suspended or disbarred.
Sustaining Membership permits MSBA members to make an additional financial contribution to the Maine State Bar Association. Sustaining Member contributions help the MSBA maintain affordable dues, fund capital expenditures, and develop and implement programs to provide additional member benefits. As established by the MSBA's Board of Governors, an individual Sustaining Membership is $100.00, in addition to a member's regular dues.