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Membership has its advantages.
As a member of The Knoxville Bar Association, you will receive timely, practice-related information and will have access to networks and resources that can assist in enhancing your professional and personal growth.
Join today and reap the benefits of belonging to an association that has your needs in mind.
You do not have to be admitted to practice law in Tennessee to join, but you must be admitted in good standing in another state. New admittee applications cannot be processed until we receive verification of your admittance in Tennessee, which usually occurs in mid-April and mid-October. Complimentary membership for new admittees applies to the first two calendar years in which they are admitted in any state.
DUES: Rates for regular membership are based on the number of years an attorney has been licensed to practice. This is calculated using the first year he or she was licensed in ANY state. Please remit the full amount of dues owed with the membership application and include a copy of your license to practice law or a copy of your current Board of Professional Responsibility card. Allow 3-4 weeks for processing.
Dues for NEW member applicants who join the KBA after August 1 will be applied to the following year's dues.
Members of the Knoxville Bar Association in good standing, including applicants pending approval, may make arrangements to make installment payments for their annual dues. The KBA Board of Governors has the authority to consider dues waivers for those members experiencing financial hardship, illness or other extraordinary circumstances. The dues waiver request should accompany the membership application or dues renewal. If you have questions, please contact Marsha Watson, KBA Executive Director, at 865-522-6522.
New Admitted Lawyers - No Charge: New lawyers who are licensed to practice during the first two calendar years in which they are admitted in ANY state.
Law Student Membership - No Charge: Any law student currently attending or enrolled in law school is eligible to join the KBA. The law student membership category also includes any person who has graduated from law school but has not yet become a member of any bar nor is admitted to practice law in any jurisdiction for a period of 2 years after date of graduation. Monthly magazine provided in PDF format.
Special Dues Category: Includes attorneys whose practice is located outside of Knox County; Government Attorneys; Clerks of Court; Attorneys who work in a non-profit setting; Attorneys practicing in a part-time capacity (less than 12 hours per week); and Law School Professors (does not include adjunct professors).
PLEASE NOTE: Payment of dues does not constitute a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes. However, such payment may be deducted as a business expense.
You may download a PDF copy of the membership application or you may complete our on-line application below and submit your application electronically. You may pay for your membership now using our secure online credit card system.
Payment must accompany application. Click here to pay your membership dues using our secure online credit card system.
Payment must accompany application. Once you have submitted your application, please pay your membership using our secure online credit card system.