The NCBA has a variety of membership types to fit everyone who serves the legal profession. If you have questions about which category is right for you, send an email to Erin Cleghorn, Director of Membership Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-657-1554.
Each membership year runs from July 1 through June 30.
Must be licensed in good standing with the N.C. State Bar or resident of N.C. who is licensed and in good standing with a state bar other than N.C.
Regular Members are eligible to hold office in the Association or membership on the Board of Governors, participate as a voting member of the Association, participate in the insurance programs offered by the Association to the extent allowed in the governing documents of such respective insurance programs, and enjoy such responsibilities, rights, and privileges as designated by the Board.
Sustaining members meet the requirements of regular members and enable the Association to accomplish goals outlined in the mission statement and further the implementation of the Long-Range Plan by paying additional dues. Sustaining Members have the same responsibilities, rights, and privileges as a Regular Member, including the right to vote.
Resident of states other than N.C. and licensed in good standing with a state bar other than N.C. (Associate members cannot hold NCBA office, cannot vote and are not eligible for insurance programs; Associate members can participate in all other privileges).
Licensed as a lawyer outside theUnited Statesreceiving the same member benefits as an Associate Member. This application must be completed with the International Lawyers Sponsor form, signed by a Regular Member of the Association. To receive this Sponsor form, call 1-800-662-7407.
Membership for law students is free. Any law student enrolled and in good standing in any regularly organized and accredited or provisionally accredited law school may apply for law student membership in the Association. Law Student Members of the Association may not hold office in the Association or membership on the Board, participate as a voting member of the Association, or participate to the extent as otherwise may be limited or designated by the Board, but shall otherwise have the same responsibilities, rights, and privileges as a Regular Member. Once a student graduates or ceases to be in good standing (for whatever reason) at the law school, he or she shall automatically cease immediately to be a Law Student Member of the Association without any further action necessary.
If you are interested in joining the PD, please call 1-800-662-7407 or click here to download an application form in .pdf format.