The Iowa State Bar Association (ISBA) is a voluntary organization dedicated to promoting the interests of the legal profession and improving the administration of justice, the quality of members' professional lives, and their relations with the public. As a member, you'll find many opportunities to serve your profession and the public. Use our online membership form to join. Call the office at 515-697-7870 or 800-457-3729 for more information.
Great Reasons For Iowa Lawyers To Join ISBA:
- Absolutely free online legal research provided by Fastcase.
- Affordable IOWADOCS® a library set of form templates consisting of the legal forms created, endorsed and copyrighted by The Iowa State Bar Association. Also includes various State and Federal forms and includes ISBA Manuals.
- Effective, convenient, and affordable statewide CLE programs.
- Subscriptions to the Iowa Lawyer.
- Iowa CaseLaw Weekly updates of Supreme Court and Court of Appeals cases to your email.
- Section List Serves to give you quick responses to complex questions.
- Substantive law newsletters with ISBA section memberships.
During the first year after admission to the ISBA, lawyers automatically receive a one-year complimentary membership. After that, ISBA provides several membership categories to serve the needs of all lawyers.
Members of the legal profession licensed to practice who either reside or practice in Iowa.
Admittance year (membership type)
Admitted to practice after 3/1/2017 (YLD Year 1). Dues: Free
Admitted to practice between 7/1/2015 - 2/28/2017 (YLD Years 2 - 3). Dues: $60/yr.
Admitted to practice between 7/1/2013 - 6/30/2015 (YLD Years 4 - 5). Dues: $125/yr.
Admitted to practice between 7/1/2009 - 6/30/2013 (YLD Years 6 - 10). Dues: $260/yr.
Admitted to practice prior to 7/1/2009 (Standard). Dues: $260/yr.
Out of State Members
of the legal profession in good standing with the State of Iowa who
neither reside nor practice in the state. Dues: $125/yr.
Former active members who are designated as being in retired status by the Iowa Supreme Court. Dues: $50/yr.
Fifty Year Members
Any ISBA member who has paid membership dues for fifty years. Dues: Waived.
Active Military Members
Dues-paying members of the ISBA who are actively serving in the Armed Forces (Title 10, full time AGR, full time technician). Dues: Waived.
Department of Defense Full Time Employees
Dues-paying members that are Department of Defense employees (full time). Dues: $50/yr.
full time student in good standing enrolled in the College of Law of
either the University of Iowa or of Drake University, or who is a bona
fide Iowa resident attending an American Bar Association accredited Law
School in a state other than Iowa is eligible to law student membership
in this corporation. Law student members shall not vote nor hold any
elective position in the corporation. Membership is free.
you are a non-member wishing to register for an event or purchase one
of our practice related products, please register as a guest. You will
receive an email with a direct link to activate your account.
you are a paralegal, legal assistant or non-lawyer office staff wishing
to register for an event, please register as a Paralegal/Legal
Assistant. You will receive an email with a direct link to activate your