Alabama State Bar
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Current Member Stats
 
In-State
Out-of-State
Total
Regular Members
11,711
1,551
13,262
Special Members
2,627
1,480
4,107
New Admittees
100
24
124
 
Total
14,438
3,055
17,493
Percentage
83%
17%
Membership by Race
Caucasian
16,141
92.3%
African-American
1,132
6.5%
Other
220
1.3%
 
Total
17,493
Membership by Gender
Male
12,062
69.0%
Female
5,431
31.0%
 
Total
17,493

Address and Name Changes

Address and name change requests may be e-mailed directly to the Membership Department by logging in and then go to the   Member Control Panel.

Membership Status Information
Occupational License

(Section 40-12-49, Code of Alabama, 1975, as amended) An attorney who engages in the active practice of law is required to purchase an occupational license. The practice of law is defined in Section 34-3-6, Code of Alabama, 1975, as amended.

Occupational License Fee: $300.00
A late penalty of 15% ($45.00) is added to occupational license fee payments received after October 31st. Fees postmarked October 31 but not received by that date are considered late and penalty applies.

Special Membership

(Sections 34-3-17 & 18, Code of Alabama, 1975, as amended) An attorney NOT engaged in the active practice of law in Alabama may pay special membership dues to remain a member in good standing. Those exempt from licensing by virtue of a position held, i.e. judgeships, attorneys general, U.S. attorneys, district attorneys, etc., also qualify for special memberships. (NOTE: Special membership DOES NOT permit you to engage in the private practice of law in Alabama.)

Special Membership Dues: $150
Dues payment includes a $15.00 subscription to The Alabama Lawyer and ADDENDUM newsletter.

Inactive

An attorney who chooses not to purchase an occupational license or pay special membership dues will be removed from the Alabama State Bar roll of attorneys in good standing. Those in this status are not considered members in good standing. At the present time, an attorney may reactivate his/her membership at any time by paying either of the above membership fees.

New Admittee

Anyone admitted to the bar between October 1 and September 30 of a bar year. New admittees are required to pay fees the October following their admission to the bar.

Certificate of Good Standing

A certificate of good standing is available by request to all bar members, who are in good standing. There is no charge for the certificates and no limit on the number of certificates that a member may request. Certificates of good standing can also be mailed to employers, bar associations, etc., upon request. Certificates may be requested by e-mail to ms@alabar.org or by phone (334) 269-1515.

Identification Numbers

Every member is automatically assigned a state bar identification number on their admission date to the bar. This number is used when reporting CLE credit, paying license fees and special membership dues, or accessing Casemaker. This number is printed on the wallet license card attached to your license or may be requested by email, ms@alabar.org or by written request to:

Alabama State Bar
Membership Department
P.O. Box 671
Montgomery, AL 36101

Alabama State Bar members are also assigned a six-digit court identification code by the Administrative Office of Courts (AOC) that is to be used to track civil case filings, as well as other cases handled by each attorney. The code is the first three letters of the attorney's last name followed by a sequential three-digit number. This number may be obtained by calling AOC at 1-866-954-9411.

For more information, contact Membership at (334) 269-1515 or ms@alabar.org.