MEMBERSHIP

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Founded in 1871, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC) is one of the oldest bar associations in the nation.

The BADC and its members have a proud history of working closely with the judiciary, courts, the DC Council, and the US Congress on the administration of justice.

As DC’s voluntary bar it lobbies on behalf of its members, provides the only lawyer referral service in DC, and mentors young lawyers.

This year marks the 145th year the BADC has promoted civility, justice, and collegiality among members of the legal profession in the capital through advocacy, education, and social events.

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Membership Levels

Membership through June 1, 2017

MEMBER TYPE

PRICING

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Law Student

$15

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Young Lawyer

(Through 6 years sincedate of first bar)

$65

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Government/Public Interest Lawyers

(Including CCAN/CJA)

$75

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Life Associate

(At least 65 years of age OR 15 Consecutive years as BADC member)

$75

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Associate

(Non-voting. Member of any U.S. State of Territory Bar)

$100

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Affiliate

(Non-voting. Out of metropolitan area member OR Non-lawyer involved in legal profession)

$100

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Regular

(Over 6 years since date of first bar)

$150

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Fellow

(Includes Past Presidents & Fellows Dinner)

$500

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Lifetime Member

($500 down/$2,000 pledged over 3 years)

$2,500

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Benefits

Professional Liability Insurance Program

The BAR Association of the District of Columbia exclusively endorses Capital Professional Insurance Managers, Inc. (CPIM) as the provider of lawyer’s professional liability insurance for our members. All members are encouraged to contact CPIM for their professional liability insurance needs.

The CPIM program offers broad coverage with a wide variety of limit and deductible options. Premiums are very competitive and CPIM offers coverage to eligible firms of all sizes from sole practitioners to large law firms. Policy features include such important coverages as first dollar defense, licensure defense, claims expenses in addition to the limit of liability, and immediate and automatic mid-term coverage for attorneys joining an insured firm.

A wide variety of premium credits are available for areas of practice, risk management, continuing education and favorable loss experience, making this one of the most competitive programs in the Washington D.C. area. For more details, please see CPIM’s BADC program website.

In addition to broad coverage and great rates, the program includes expert local defense counsel.

Best of all, CPIM is a local firm specializing exclusively in professional liability insurance. Their extraordinary level of service has earned them a reputation for excellence.

We encourage BADC members to contact CPIM to learn more about this great program by contacting Victoria Crowe at 301-913-0603; fax 301-913-5905; or e-mail at info@cpim.com

AVIS Rental Discount

Bar Association of the District of Columbia Members can save up to 25% off when making a reservation. The discount code is available to members on their welcome page once logged in.

Budget Rent A Car Discount

Bar Association of the District of Columbia Members can enjoy savings of up to 25% off when renting a vehicle from a participating location in the contiguous U.S. and Canada.The discount code is available to members on their welcome page once logged in.

HotelStorm

Exclusive hotel savings for BADC members. Save up to 55% over online travel agencies and enjoy the convenience of 24/7 concierge. A great option for business or personal travel!