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AAJ welcomes as Members all who support its mission.  Whether you are a practicing attorney, law student or aspiring attorney; whether in the private sector or the government, we have a category for you.

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 Lawyer Membership Categories
Member Type Eligibility Benefits
Regular Member
  • Licensed to practice law
  • Represents plaintiff in civil litigation or defendant in criminal litigation for the most part, based on caseload and time
  • Resides in the U.S. or Canada
President's Club
  • Licensed to practice law
  • Represents plaintiff in civil litigation or defendant in criminal litigation for the most part, based on caseload and time
  • Resides in the U.S. or Canada
  • AAJ Regular member in good standing for at least three years
Associate Member
  • Licensed to practice law
  • Does not otherwise qualify for other membership category  
International Member
  • Licensed to practice law
  • Resides outside the U.S. or Canada
  • May join as Regular or Associate member
  • Same privileges as Regular or Associate member, based on eligibility
Government Member
  • Licensed to practice law
  • In full-time employ of local, state or federal government agency or public defender
Military Member
  • Licensed to practice law in any country, state or jurisdiction
  • Full-time active duty service in the US armed forces
  • Trial magazine
  • AAJ News Brief
  • May subscribe to Law Reporters
  • Listing in the members-only AAJ Member Directory
  • Access to Member Groups, and Convention 
  • Access to Sections. Access to Section List Servers and document libraries if sponsored by a voting member (Regular, Life, Sustaining, or President's Club Member)
  • Writing, speaking, and leadership opportunities
  • Access to state and federal lawmakers through Conventions, and lobby days
  • Political news and legislative updates
  • Exclusive discounts from AAJ Extras companies
Law Professor
  • Engaged in full-time teaching of the law at any accredited law school or college
  • Licensed to practice law in any country, state or jurisdiction
  • Trial magazine
  • AAJ News Brief
  • May subscribe to Law Reporters
  • Listing in the members-only AAJ Member Directory
  • Access to Member Groups, and Convention
  • Access to Sections. Access to List Servers and document libraries if sponsored by a voting member (Regular, Life, Sustaining, or President's Club Member)
  • Writing, speaking, and leadership opportunities
  • Access to state and federal lawmakers through Conventions, and lobby days
  • Political news and legislative updates
  • Exclusive discounts from AAJ Extras companies
 Other Individual Membership Categories
Member Type Eligibility Benefits
Paralegal Affiliate
  • Qualified through education, training, and/or experience to perform substantive legal work under the direction of an attorney
  • Works on behalf of the plaintiff in civil litigation or on behalf of the defendant in criminal litigation
  • Sponsored by a Regular, Sustaining, Life or President’s Club AAJ member in good standing
  • Trial magazine
  • AAJ News Brief
  • May subscribe to Law Reporters
  • Paralegal List Server
  • Listing in members-only AAJ Member Directory
  • Access to Convention
  • Access to Sections. Access to List Servers and document libraries if sponsored by an AAJ voting member (Regular, Life, Sustaining, or President's Club Member)
  • Annual and Winter Convention accredited paralegal program
  • 50% discount on selected AAJ Education programs when attending with an AAJ voting member (Regular, Life, Sustaining or President's Club Member) from the same firm with the same address
  • Eligible for awards and competitions
  • Writing, speaking, and leadership opportunities
  • Access to state and federal lawmakers through Conventions and lobby days
  • Political news and legislative updates
  • Exclusive discounts from AAJ Extras companies 
Law Student
  • Must be a student at an accredited law school or college 

 

Law Graduate
  • Received a degree in law from an accredited law school or college but has not been licensed to practice law. No person may continue as a Law Graduate Member for more than one year 

 

FIRM MEMBERSHIP
Category Eligibility Benefits
Leaders Forum
  • Licensed to practice law
  • Represents plaintiff in civil litigation or defendant in criminal litigation for the most part, based on caseload and time

 

 

 

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