Member Dues & Benefits

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Learn more about how your NCAJ membership can benefit both your practice and your firm’s bottom line. We’re proud to offer the below discounts and opportunities thanks to our tremendous community of sponsors and partners.

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Membership Levels & Dues

Attorney +

  • 11+ Years Licensure*       $475
  • 6-10 Years Licensure*     $350
  • 2-5 Years Licensure*       $250
  • First Year of Practice**   Free

*Includes faculty at accredited NC Law School

Membership terms begin July 1 and end June 30 each year.

There is no fee to join a division, caucus or committee if you are an NCAJ member. There is a $95 fee for joining a section. Please see the list of sections, divisions, and caucuses here.

**Includes one free section of your choice

Public Service Attorney +

  • 11+ Years Licensure                    $250
  • 6-10 Years Licensure                  $200
  • 2-5 Years Licensure                    $175
  • First Year of Practice                  Free
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina      $125

Membership terms begin July 1 and end June 30 each year.

Members are eligible for the public service rate if their practice consists entirely of representing indigent persons or if they are employed by a nonprofit legal services organization or a public defender’s office, or if they handle indigent cases in private practice.

There is no fee to join a division, caucus or committee if you are an NCAJ member. There is a $25 fee for joining a section. Any attorney in their first year of licensed practice receives their first section at no cost. Please see the list of sections, divisions, and caucuses here.

Retired +

  • Retired attorneys who are inactive with North Carolina State Bar       $175

Membership terms begin July 1 and end June 30 each year.

There is no fee to join a division, caucus or committee if you are an NCAJ member. There is a $95 fee for joining a section, first section free. Please see the list of sections, divisions, and caucuses here.

Student | FREE +

  • Law Student or Paralegal/Legal Assistant Student

Membership terms begin July 1 and end June 30 each year.

Student members are not eligible to join NCAJ sections. NCAJ has a students only section available at no cost.

Paralegal/Legal Assistant +

Paralegals and legal assistants who are employed by a member of NCAJ may join the Paralegal Division.

  • 2+ Years*                                          $175
  • First Year of Practice*                    Free
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina          $100

* Requires certification and/or verification by employer that is an active NCAJ member.

Membership terms begin July 1 and end June 30 each year.

There is no fee to join a division, caucus or committee if you are an NCAJ member. There is a $25 fee for joining a section. Please see the list of sections, divisions, and caucuses here.

Paralegal Division members may serve on the Executive Committee of other Sections, Divisions and Caucuses but may not serve as chair of other Sections, Divisions and Caucuses.

Sustainer Membership | President's Club +

Memberships are $3500

  • Invitation to an exclusive Annual Legislative Update by NCAJ lobbyists and legislative staff
  • Access to the President’s Club Hospitality Suite at NCAJ Convention
  • Two invitations to A Rare Affair —  NCAJ’s exclusive event for highest tier sustainers, sponsors and leaders
  • One free section | There is no fee to join a division, caucus or committee if you are an NCAJ member. There is a $95 fee for joining a section.  Please see the list of sections, divisions, and caucuses here.
  • Higher ranking in the ncaj.com public directory
  • Special NCAJ logo for inclusion on your website or email signature
  • Recognition in each issue of Trial Briefs, NCAJ’s magazine
  • Recognition at NCAJ Convention

Membership terms run July 1 – June 30 each year.

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Sustainer Membership | Benefactor +

Memberships are $1900

  • Two invitations to A Rare Affair —  NCAJ’s exclusive event for highest tier sustainers, sponsors and leaders
  • One free section | There is no fee to join a division, caucus or committee if you are an NCAJ member. There is a $95 fee for joining a section.  Please see the list of sections, divisions, and caucuses here.
  • Higher ranking in the ncaj.com public directory
  • Special NCAJ logo for inclusion on website or email signature
  • Recognition in each issue of Trial Briefs, NCAJ’s magazine
  • Recognition at NCAJ Convention

Membership terms run July 1 – June 30 each year.

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Sustainer Membership | Investor +

Memberships are $1300

  • One free section | There is no fee to join a division, caucus or committee if you are an NCAJ member. There is a $95 fee for joining a section.  Please see the list of sections, divisions, and caucuses here.
  • Higher ranking in the ncaj.com public directory
  • Special NCAJ logo for inclusion on website or email signature
  • Recognition in each issue of Trial Briefs, NCAJ’s magazine
  • Recognition at NCAJ Convention

Membership terms run July 1 – June 30 each year.

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Sustainer Membership | Patron +

Memberships are $950

  • Higher ranking in the ncaj.com public directory
  • Special NCAJ logo for inclusion on website or email signature
  • Recognition in each issue of Trial Briefs, NCAJ’s magazine
  • Recognition at NCAJ Convention

Membership terms run July 1 – June 30 each year.

There is no fee to join a division, caucus or committee if you are an NCAJ member. There is a $95 fee for joining a section. Please see the list of sections, divisions, and caucuses here.

Upgrade Your Membership for 2024-2025

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