In order to be a member of the HBA-DC, you must pay dues on an annual basis.  Membership runs for a 12-month period after the payment of dues. 


The rates for membership are as follows:

  • Attorney member – firm or legal dept. with 200 or more attorneys: Sixty-five dollars ($65.00).
  • Attorney member – firm or legal dept. with 100-199 attorneys: Fifty-five dollars ($55.00).
  • Attorney member – contract attorneys and firm or legal dept. with fewer than 99 attorneys: Forty-five dollars ($45.00).
  • Attorney member – government and non-profit attorneys: Forty-five dollars ($45.00).
  • Associate member: Thirty-five dollars ($35.00).
  • Student member: free.
  • Honorary member: free by invitation only.
  • Lifetime member: One thousand two hundred dollars ($1,200).  More information on Lifetime membership cost and benefits is available here.

Dues must be current in advance of or on the date of the HBA-DC Annual Meeting in order for a member to be eligible to run as a candidate or to vote in the HBA-DC Elections.

To request a hardship waiver on membership dues, please email Vice President for Membership Shirley Diaz at

If you are not already a member, you may submit your application for membership and pay dues via credit card via our secure link for credit card payments.  If you would like to join HBA-DC, please click here. 

If you are already a member and would like to renew your membership, please log in here, and navigate to the "Membership Info" tab on the right.

For those who would prefer to join or renew your membership by mail, please complete this Membership Form, and send along with payment to:

PO Box 1011
Washington DC 20013-1011

Thank you for your membership and support.  Welcome to the HBA-DC!

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