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The Wolverine Bar Association offers a myriad of resources and advantages to its members. In addition, our members supports various initiatives to diversify the legal profession and have an impact on the greater community through outreach programming and pro bono efforts. Membership in the Wolverine Bar Association affords numerous opportunities for WBA members to stay connected to the local legal community and to further their practice. Our Bar year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30th of the following year.

The WBA is comprised of professionals in Michigan’s legal community, from in-house attorneys to solo practitioners, large firm partners,judges, government officials, appointees to law students. Our diverse membership represents over 40 practice areas of law. Paralegals, law school faculty, retired attorneys and attorneys licensed to practice in other states also make up an extremely valuable portion of our membership.

Find a full list of membership categories and rates below. No matter what membership level you fall under, you belong at the WBA.

Memberships

The Wolverine Bar Association offers several types of memberships. Which one is best for you?

New Member Attorneys

Regular members – must be licensed to practice law in the state of Michigan in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan, receive all membership privileges, are eligible to vote and hold office on the WBA board of directors.

Associate member (Law Students) – Associate members must be licensed to practice law in the state of Michigan, in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan and engaged in full-time employment with a governmental agency or department, or 501(c)(3) organization.

Associate member (Law grads, legal assistants, etc) – Associate members must be licensed to practice law in the state of Michigan, in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan and engaged in full-time employment with a governmental agency or department, or 501(c)(3) organization.

WBA member only – 

WBA/ABJM Joint – 

Sustaining member – 

Sustaining member (WBA/ABJM Joint) – 

Wolverine Bar Association Benefits

Gold

Sustaining

Sustaining

Regular/

Retired

Associate

Length of Membership

5 years

1 year

1 year

1 year

Ability to select Barristers’ Ball table before general public

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X

 

 

Eligible to serve on a WBA/WBF committee

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X

X

X

Eligible to vote, nominate, and run for office

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X

X

X

Access to job postings

X

X

X

X

Attend continuing education and networking events

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X

X

X

Fifteen percent (15%) discount on one Barristers’ Ball purchased by member**

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Eligible for discounted entry offered for designated WBA events

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X

X

X

Early bird discount to summer minority bar passage program for graduating law students

 

 

 

X

Free entry to 2016 Holiday Party

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Free entry to 2017 Presidents’ Reception

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X

 

 

Company/Firm listed on WBA Referral Program

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X

 

 

Listed as member on website

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X

X

X

Membership spotlight on website

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WBA Paraphernalia

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X

X

X

**Discount does not apply to purchases by a company/firm

^Benefits are subject to change

Have you decided you should join?

You can purchase your membership immediately online or, if you prefer to pay by check, download the application and mail it to the WBA offices.