ABA Membership and Discounts
FREE membership is offered to JAG officers admitted to the bar for five years or less, or on active duty in a combat zone.
Not eligible for a free membership? You may be eligible for the ABA’s lower annual dues rates:
|0-4 Years Since Original Bar Admission||$75|
|5-9 Years Since Original Bar Admission||$150|
|Non-Profit/Public Interest Lawyers||$150|
Small Firm Lawyers (working in firms with 2 to 5 lawyers)
|Retirees or Inactive Lawyers||$150|
Books Sponsored by LAMP Committee
The men and women in uniform who risk their lives to defend our nation are targeted by certain types of sales, scams and abusive commercial practices with appalling frequency. They deserve better. This book, Ripped Off!, is an important tool to ensure that our military personnel are educated about these scams so that rip offs can be recognized and prevented. Written by Michael S. Archer, a retired Major in the US Marine Corps, this book is accessible to a wide audience that includes servicemembers, superior officers, military legal assistance attorneys and other lawyers, as well as military and civilian authorities. This book is available on the ABA Web Store.
Other Helpful Books from the ABA
Military personnel are involved in the same domestic situations as civilians--divorce, separation, custody, support, and property division. Yet when a military client is involved, special issues arise that makes a divorce case more difficult. Covering all facets of representing servicemembers and their spouses in divorce, this comprehensive resource clearly explains issues such as the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and provides expert guidance on handling a military divorce. Written by Mark Eugene Sullivan, The Military Divorce Handbook, 3rd Edition, continues to be a pertinent resource and a helpful legal guide for attorneys handling family law cases in the military context. The hands-on knowledge contained in this accessible handbook is essential for family lawyers so they can provide professional representation for their client, whether servicemember or spouse. This book is sponsored by the Family Law Section and is available on the ABA Web Store.
The Military Discharge Upgrade Legal Practice Manual, written by Elizabeth R Gwin, Margaret Kuzma, Dana Montalto, and Daniel L Nagin, is now available for purchase on the ABA Website. This Manual provides a comprehensive guide to representing veterans with less-than-honorable or otherwise stigmatizing discharges before military review boards. It serves as a desktop reference for anyone interested in advocating for veterans, restoring honor to those who have served, and opening doors to life-altering support.