NALP Membership Benefits

NALP Membership: It's an investment in yourself and your organization

NALP Membership Helps You Succeed

NALP works every day to be the best career services, recruitment, and professional development organization in the world. For 50 years, NALP has played an essential role in the success of our members and the legal career community we serve by providing the highest quality resources to advance your career — benefits designed to plug you into a community of peers, expand your professional growth, and gain access to research that helps you do your job more effectively.

NALP Responds to the Times

NALP’s leadership works to stay connected with member needs in order to respond to emerging situations. 2020 has been framed by two major events, the COVID-19 pandemic and the fight against racial injustice in America. NALP has been quick to respond to both issues:

COVID-19 Response
When COVID-19 forced our industry to re-evaluate the recruiting process, NALP was quick to provide a series of town halls and roundtable discussions for members to address key concerns, including reopening strategies, bar exams and changes to OCI. NALP also issued a series of Pulse Surveys that helped gather information on the challenges surrounding the recruiting process due to COVID-19 and how they have impacted employers, schools and students/lawyers. Click here for more details on NALP's COVID-19 response, including lists of resources collected during that time to assist our members.

NALP Joins Its Members in Fighting Racism
NALP has long championed the fight for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession. But we have challenged ourselves to do more in response to the troubling and tragic events of this year involving racism and bias in America, like the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. NALP has committed to taking decisive action. Click here for more information.

NALP Is the #1 Source of Comprehensive Industry Research

As a NALP member, you will have access to the industry's most trusted, comprehensive research on law school graduate employment outcomes and salaries, fall recruiting activity, diversity in the legal profession, member salaries, associate salaries, and public interest salaries. NALP delivers a level of data and information that can only come from experts in the field. Premier research reports include: the Associate Salary Survey, the interactive Public Service Attorney Salary Survey, the annual Report on Diversity in U.S. Law Firms drawn from the NALP Directory of Legal Employers, and Jobs & JDs: Employment and Salaries of New Law Graduates.

NALP Membership Keeps You Well-Informed Through Member Publications

NALP has a curated collection of publications in the NALP Bookstore that are relevant and essential for legal career professionals. Original, cornerstone NALP member publications such as PD Quarterly, the twice-monthly NALPnow! email newsletter, the weekly Industry News Digest, and the monthly NALP Bulletin keep you informed of breaking news, the industry climate, and new trends so that your expertise is always up to date.

NALP Membership Provides Signature Programming Designed for Your Success

NALP's member professional development programming offers members crucial opportunities to interact, engage, and learn through conferences, summits, forums, and webinars throughout the year. Members receive discounts and special pricing on events such as the:

    Annual Education Conference
    Professional Development Institute
    Legal Recruiting Summit
    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit
    Public Service Mini-Conference
    Canadian End-of-Year Meeting
    Newer Professionals' Forum
    Design Thinking Workshop
    Summer Outcomes Summit
    Emerging Legal Careers Summit
    Industry Town Halls
    Free Webinars

NALP Membership Grants Access to a Diverse Network of Industry Experts

As a member, you will be a part of a community of industry peers and experts - all invested in you. These professional and personal relationships ensure that members are able to share advice and pool resources so that you can get the information you need to succeed. NALPconnect, a members-only online community, is an invaluable resource for members to connect with colleagues, collaborate on projects, stay informed in specific areas of practice or interest, and share go-to resources.

Membership Dues and Types

NALP's Board of Directors recognizes the great economic impact of COVID-19 and has decided to leave membership dues flat for 2021. We have assigned law firm member institutions to the appropriate membership categories based on the lawyer headcount information found in the NALP Directory of Legal Employers. If you have been placed in the wrong category, please contact us at (202) 835-1001 or

The chart below shows the 2021 NALP membership dues structure for the 2021 membership year, which runs from January 1 - December 31.

Membership Dues Structure

Annual Dues
Law Schools
Law School $950/yr.
Law Firms
U.S. Law Firm (up to 100 lawyers) $950/yr.
U.S. Law Firm (101-500 lawyers) $1350/yr.
U.S. Law Firm (501+ lawyers) $1500/yr.
Renewing Canadian Law Firm (up to 100 lawyers) $950/yr.
Renewing Canadian Law Firm (101+ lawyers) $1300/yr.
Each Additional Office — U.S. or Canada $650/yr.
Other Employers
Government, Public Interest Organizations & Bar Associations $295/yr.
Corporate/Other Legal Organizations $950/yr.
Additional Members at Member Institutions
Individual Associate Member $215/yr.
Consultants $400/yr.
Legal Search Consultants $775/yr.
Alumni $99/yr.
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