Member Types and Application

 

Please choose the most appropriate option below:

 

First time Members:   Join Now  
Renewing Members:   Renew Your Membership 
Previous Members:   Re-Join Expired Membership 
Printable Application:   Download PDF Application 
Following is a list of membership categories and the dues rate for each. Please contact member services if you have any questions about eligibility.
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 Full-time members of the judiciary $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 who hold passports
from countries other than the United States & 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 $6,500 or 5 consecutive annual installments of $1,300 each. Once the full commitment has been met, there will be no further membership dues.  For more information about Life Membership, please see www.nacdl.org/lifememberupgrade/  

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

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