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 5/1/2013 (YLD Year 1). Dues: Free
Admitted to practice between 7/1/2011 - 4/30/2013 (YLD Years 2 - 3). Dues: $60/yr.
Admitted to practice between 7/1/2009 - 6/30/2011 (YLD Years 4 - 5). Dues: $125/yr.
Admitted to practice between 7/1/2005 - 6/30/2009 (YLD Years 6 - 10). Dues: $260/yr.
Admitted to practice prior to 7/1/2005 (Standard). Dues: $260/yr.
Out of State Members
Members of the legal profession in good standing who neither reside nor practice in the State of Iowa. 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. Dues: Waived.
In Active Military Members
Dues-paying member of the ISBA employed by the Department of Defense Agency. Dues: $35/yr.
Any 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.
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