Member Types and Application

Click the member type in the left column to apply online, or download an application (PDF)  

Regular Member   Criminal defense attorney in private practice $329
Public Defender  Full-time attorney at PD office or Legal Services nonprofit $139
New Lawyer  First five years after initial admission to the bar $185
Law Professor  Full time professor in an accredited law school $169
Judge    $195
Military Lawyer  Active duty only $169
Associate/Investigator     Non-Lawyers whose work supports criminal defense attorneys      $195
Law Student  Students working toward their JD or comparable degree $ 65
International  Practicing Criminal Defense Lawyers outside US & Canada $185
Additional member categories include Life, President's Club, and Sustaining. Members in these categories receive special recognition for their ongoing and valued support of NACDL's goals. 

Life Members make a one-time contribution of $5,000 or 5 consecutive annual $1,000 installments; once the full commitment has been met, there will be no further membership dues.  Life membership will increase to $6,500 beginning January 8, 2016, payable in five installments of $1,300 each.

President's Club Members pay dues at the rate of $699 per year.

Sustaining Members pay dues at the rate of $479 per year.


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