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Join NABE and Connect with Other Bar Professionals Like YOU!


Because NABE is unique to you! The mission of NABE is to enhance the skills and enrich the careers of bar association professionals. NABE is the only organization of its kind providing professional development to bar association staff across the country. NABE programming and resources are specifically designed for bar association professionals like YOU.

Who can join?

Membership is open to any bar association staff member and all staff may benefit from joining. For more information about primary and additional memberships, review the Dues and Payment Options page

Need approval from your Board prior to joining? Click here to download the NABE membership brochure to share. If you’re ready, join as a new member now!

NABE members receive these benefits:

  • Inclusion in the NABE member Communities
  • NABE News and NABE Bulletin electronic newsletters and organizational announcements
  • Member discount on NABE Annual and Midyear meeting registrations
  • Inclusion on the following discussion groups of your choice:
    • AED*
    • Bar Member Services
    • Chief Staff Executives*
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Health & Wellness
    • Information Technology
    • Meetings, Seminars & Events
    • Public Outreach
    • Sections & Committees
    • Senior Staff Bar Executives
    • Small Bar Association
    • State & Local/Specialty Bar Liaisons
    • Young Lawyers Liaisons
  • The opportunity to participate on committees that conduct the work of the organization
  • Camaraderie and experience of hundreds of individuals who, like you, are professional staff members of bar associations nationwide
  • The opportunity to join Sections that are geared toward your job’s sphere of interest:
    • Administration & Finance*
    • Communications*
    • Governmental Relations*
  • Access to NABE webinar programming and meetings, workshops and retreats

*Communities with additional requirements for access.


Dues are determined by the number of members in your bar. For more information, review the Dues & Payment Options page.


Contact Emma Buell at

National Association of Bar Executives
c/o ABA Division for Bar Services
321 N. Clark St., 17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 988-5408