Join the Richmond Bar

Membership in the Richmond Bar Association is open to attorneys who are admitted to practice in the bar of a state, territory, or possession of the United States (click here for membership types). The association also offers a non-voting membership to law students. The application fee covers membership for the bar year June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017. (See NOTE below for special grace period)

Application Fee: Active Practitioner/New Member* $90
Law School Student $35
Magistrate Judge $0
Membership Dues: Law Student $35
Government $100
2-5 years (licensed with VSB) $160
6 + years (licensed with VSB) $205
Section Dues: Bankruptcy $25
Business Law $30
Corporate Counsel $25
Environmental & Energy Law $25
Litigation Section $25
Real Estate $30

Apply for membership on-line** or print an application and mail it with your payment.
*If you wish to rejoin the bar after being inactive, please contact the bar office for applicable dues.

**NOTE: New members joining late in the current Bar year can take advantage of a new policy that allows for a grace period whereby they can join on or after March 1st, but not pay dues until June 1st at the start of the new Bar year. During this three-month dues-free period, new members will be added to our mailing list, receive notifications about events and attend events at the member rate during the grace period. If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please e-mail Sharon Potter at