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  • Join the global voice of the legal profession


    Gain instant access to and become a part of a network of more than 55, 000 legal professionals from over 170 jurisdictions around the world.

    • Develop businesses and strengthen connections in your own and other countries
    • Enjoy discounted rates to attend IBA Conferences  and purchase IBA products
    • Gain access to the vast online library of legal resources
    • Learn the latest developments in international law through the IBA’s high quality publications, magazines and journals

    Members of the legal profession including attorneys, counsellors, solicitors, barristers, advocates, members of the judiciary, and full time professors and students of law are all eligible to apply for membership of the IBA.


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  • Individual Membership

    Two types of individual membership packages are available – Full Membership and General Membership.

    Full IBA membership

    This includes membership of the IBA, LPD and PPID (with one free committee in LPD, one free committee or other entity in PPID and one free regional forum)

    •  Standard rate £255/year
    • * Discount rate £153/year

    General IBA membership

    This includes membership of the IBA and the PPID (with one free committee or other entity in PPID and one free regional forum)

    • Standard rate £130/year
    • * Discount rate £78/year

    *Discounted membership: A 40 per cent discount is available for full-time academics, judges, government lawyers, retired lawyers and lawyers from low income countries. View the low-income country listing.


    Individual Membership

  • Group Membership

    IBA Group membership allows firms to obtain full IBA membership for all their lawyers globally with one single annual payment. Firms who choose this membership package also benefit from:

    • Enhanced opportunities to engage in high level debate
    • Centralised and streamlined administration of members
    • Contribute to the improvement of law across borders
    • The positioning of their firm as leading supporters of both the maintenance and enhancement of human rights and the rule of law
    • A greater involvement in the education and development of the legal profession throughout the world
    • Further exclusive group member benefits



    Group Membership

  • Bar Association/Law Society Membership

    Join 190 Bar Associations and Law Societies as a Member Organisation of the IBA

    • Nominate up to 3 bar representatives to become IBA Members
    • Share information with, and learn from other Bars and Law Societies around the world
    • Discuss and vote on resolutions that can affect and influence the legal profession worldwide
    • Receive support from the IBA should your bar association or law society be under undue pressure by the authorities or is experiencing difficulties.
    • Enhance the education of lawyers belonging to your bar association or law society by using a variety of educational facilities


    Bar Association/Law Society Membership

  • Student Membership

    IBA Student Membership is designed to enrich the educational experience of law students and bridge the gap between education and practice. With members from over 70 countries the IBA Student Committee is vibrant and diverse which allows students, from around the world, to communicate with one another whilst learning more about the legal profession and the latest developments in international law.

    • Bridge the gap between legal education and employment
    • Familiarise yourself with future employers, and their work
    • Receive online access to all IBA publications including journals, newsletters, magazines and conference materials, providing extensive specialist information in a wide range of legal areas
    • Engage in CV enhancing projects


    Student Membership

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