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Membership

AAJ delivers exceptional education, unparalleled advocacy, and a dedicated community of trial lawyers fighting for justice.

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Our members receive unparalleled access to cutting edge educational opportunities, a network of the top trial lawyers in the country, and the opportunity to politically support their client's constitutional right of access to the courtroom. 

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AAJ Regular Member Benefits

Regular members must be licensed to practice law, be actively engaged in the practice of law, and represent for the most part, based on caseload and time, the plaintiff in civil litigation or the defendant in criminal litigation.

Subscription to Trial Magazine and AAJ's News Brief

Listing in AAJ Member Directory

Ability to join Sections, Litigation Groups, caucuses, and other member groups

Complimentary quarterly webinars, plus the opportunity to register for more than 50+ other education program and AAJ Conventions

Access to all member list servers and the AAJ Exchange

Writing, speaking, and leadership opportunities

Invitation to join lobby days and participate in political and legislative updates

Voting privileges

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Annual Firm Billing

Firms with four or more members are eligible to enroll in Annual Firm Billing. Your whole office will be consolidated into one easy, annual invoice and have a synchronized renewal date. Trust us, your bookkeeper will thank you.

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International Member

Licensed to practice law and reside outside the U.S. and Canada

  • Same benefits and privileges as a Regular member
  • Complimentary membership in the International Practice Section

Government Member

Licensed to practice law and in full-time employment of a local, state, or federal government agency or public defender

  • Trial magazine and AAJ News Brief
  • Listing in AAJ member directory
  • Access to member groups and AAJ Conventions
  • Writing, speaking, and leadership opportunities

Military

Licensed to practice law and engaged in full-time active duty service in the U.S. armed forces

  • Trial magazine and AAJ News Brief
  • Listing in AAJ member directory
  • Access to member groups and AAJ Conventions
  • Writing, speaking, and leadership opportunities
  • Ability to join AAJ Sections and access to Section list servers if sponsored by a voting member

Paralegal Affiliate

Qualified to perform substantive legal work under the direction of an attorney, sponsored by an AAJ member, and represents plaintiff in civil litigation or defendant in criminal litigation

  • Trial magazine and AAJ News Brief
  • Listing in AAJ member directory
  • Membership in AAJ's Paralegal Affiliate membership group and eligible for awards
  • Writing, speaking, and leadership opportunities
  • Ability to join AAJ Sections and access to Section list servers if sponsored by a voting member
  • 50% discount on select AAJ Education programs when attending with an AAJ voting member

Law Professor

Licensed to practice law and engaged in full-time teaching of the law at any accredited law school or college

  • Trial magazine and AAJ News Brief
  • Listing in AAJ member directory
  • Access to member groups and AAJ Conventions
  • Writing, speaking, and leadership opportunities

Law Student

Must be a student at an accredited law school

  • Digital access to Trial magazine and AAJ News Brief
  • Listing in AAJ member directory
  • Writing, speaking, and leadership opportunities
  • Limited access to AAJ Sections and member groups
  • 50% discount on select AAJ Education programs when attending with an AAJ voting member
  • Eligible to participate in Student Trial Advocacy Competition

Additional Membership Information

What is an Associate member?

Associate members support the civil justice system and the right to a trial by jury.  An Associate member is licensed to practice law, but does NOT qualify for a regular membership due to the nature of his or her practice.

AAJ Associate members are included in the AAJ member directory and receive Trial magazine and AAJ News Brief, plus may have the opportunity to write and/or speak for AAJ programs. Associate members are not eligible to attend AAJ Conventions or CLE programs, cannot be a member of Sections or Litigation Groups, and do not have access to the Exchange, Litigation Packets, or list servers.

If you are interested becoming an Associate Member, please contact membership@justice.org.

Can I join over the phone or by mail?

Yes!  To join over the phone, call AAJ's membership team at 800-424-2727 ext. 8611.

To join by mail, please complete and return a membership application.

I support the right to a jury trial but am not an attorney or paralegal. How can I get involved?

AAJ encourages all those who support access to justice, the right to a jury trial, consumer protection, workers rights, safer products and healthcare, and corporate accountability to follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Get the latest civil justice news and action alerts and share our online content with your networks. Also, sign our online petitions and join our letter-writing campaigns to promote our issues and advance the rights of all Americans seeking justice and accountability.

My business supports trial lawyers and their clients. How can I get involved?

AAJ's Business Development team is happy to help you connect with AAJ's vast network of trial attorneys.  AAJ offers a wide range of options, including sponsoring, exhibiting, or advertising with AAJ. Learn more.

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Member benefits subject to change and additional limitations may apply.

Dues cover 12 full months of membership and include a one-year member subscription of Trial magazine ($45). Membership dues paid to the American Association for Justice® (AAJ®), formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA®), are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes. However, dues may be tax deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense, subject to restrictions imposed as a result of AAJ’s lobbying activities. AAJ estimates that the portion of dues and other similar amounts it expects to receive that are allocable to AAJ’s lobbying expenditures is 34.0 percent. Accordingly, 66.0 percent of your dues and contributions to AAJ may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Please consult your tax advisor to confirm. 04.2019               American Association for Justice and ATLA Logos