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At the IBA, we understand that as our world continues to outgrow national frameworks, there is greater demand for international dialogue and collaboration, and in some cases, rules and guidelines. Over the past 70 years, individuals and institutions have looked to the IBA to play a role in these endeavours.

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Individual Membership

If you are looking to expand your international network, gain new business, build your profile by joining an IBA committee, and learn about the latest legal developments from a library of articles and papers written by leaders in their fields, IBA individual membership is perfect for you.

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Group Membership

Designed for progressive law firms wanting to engage large numbers of lawyers with the IBA. Group Membership entitles all lawyers within a firm globally to become IBA members for one annual fee. Benefits include between one and four free delegate passes to IBA conferences, and invitations to two exclusive Group Member events each year.

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Designed for in-house legal teams within international corporations

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Bar Association

Membership for bar associations and law societies

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For students interested in a career in international legal practice

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Law School Membership

For law schools and faculties who wish to enroll their students as IBA members

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Build and maintain a public profile on your MyIBA to enhance your recognition, status and improve your visibility online

Gain new business and build your international referral network

Attend over 50 IBA conferences at a discounted member rate

Develop expertise in your chosen specialism

IBA membership is one of the most valuable memberships a legal professional can have. You get to meet lawyers and legal professionals from all over the world and you are always learning at the IBA.

Olla Eldirdiri
Al Sulaiti Law Firm, Doha

Frequently asked questions

Membership runs for a calendar year, from 1 January to 31 December. New members who join after 1 September in a given year will receive member benefits for the remainder of that calendar year at no extra cost. That’s up to 16 months membership for the price of 12, if membership is paid at the time of joining.
The IBA is a non-regulatory body and membership does not entitle anyone to practice law in any jurisdiction.
Yes, any outstanding invoices can be found in the ‘Manage Account’ section of your MyIBA or at the top of your MyIBA home page. You can print your invoice or receipt via your ‘Manage Account’ or request it directly from the Membership team at member@int-bar.org
Discounted rates are available for full-time academics, judges, government lawyers, retired lawyers and lawyers from low-income countries, Please see Countries Eligible for a Discount

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