Membership Fees

The CBA membership year runs from September 1 to August 31.

Visit the CBA national website for information on our Pro-Rate and Refund Policiesvarious Payment Options.


Membership Type Description Fees  GST(5%) Total
REGULAR A lawyer who has been called to a Canadian Bar. A law professor with a recognized Canadian law degree who is working at a recognized law school in Canada.**  $718.00 $35.90 $753.90
NEW LAWYER A lawyer in their first three (3) years of call to a Canadian Bar. $331.35 $16.57 $347.92
JUDGE A judge who has been called to a Canadian Bar. $602.00 $30.10 $632.10

An individual enrolled in undergraduate studies in law at a recognized Canadian law school, or is a Canadian citizen studying at a recognized foreign law faculty, or has been accepted at the NCA to pursue NCA accreditation, or is enrolled in full-time studies required by a law society, in order to be called to the bar in Canada.

$29.05 $1.45    $30.50
ARTICLING/BAR AD STUDENT A student who is in the process of articling with a Canadian law firm; or is enrolled in a Bar Admissions course to be admitted to their first Canadian Bar or Law Society. $225.90 $11.30 $237.20
SCHOLAR An individual who is eligible under another membership category but is currently undertaking full-time graduate legal studies at a recognized law school; or undertaking Bar Admission studies in order to be admitted to another Canadian Bar or Law Society. $225.90 $11.30 $237.20
RETIRED A lawyer or judge aged 60 years or more, or who had been a member in good standing of the Bar or Law Society for 20 years or more, and who has retired from the active practice of law or the Bench by resigning from the Law Society or the Bench. $401.65 $20.08 $421.73
ASSOCIATE A lawyer or judge who is a member in good standing of a Bar or Law Society outside Canada, and is not otherwise eligible for membership under another CBA membership category. Proof of international designation must be supplied. $401.65 $20.08 $421.73
NON-PRACTICING A Regular Member who is not actively engaged in the practice of law. Individuals are eligible for this category if their Law Society recognizes non-practising or inactive status. $366.50 $18.33 $384.83
 PART-TIME A Regular Member who is not working the full work week. Individuals are eligible for this category if their Law Society or their insurer recognizes part-time status, currently Ontario and British Columbia. $366.50 $18.33 $384.83

The CBA also offers a number of special program for members on parental leave, medical leave, or otherwise experiencing financial hardship. Click here to learn more.

*Membership fees are effective from September 1, 2024 to August 31, 2025. The CBA reserves the right to change its membership fees at any time, without notice.