Become a Member

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.

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

Regular Member

Regular Membership Types Include
– New Lawyers
– Regular Members

Associate Members

Associate Membership types include:
– Law Students
– Law Graduates, Legal Assistants, etc.

Retired Attorneys

Retired Attorney Membership types include:
– Retired Attorneys


Judges Membership types include:
– Must pay membership through ABJM

Sustaining Members

Retired Attorney Membership types include:
– Sustaining member


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 X X    
Eligible to serve on a WBA/WBF committee X X X X
Eligible to vote, nominate, and run for office X X X X
Access to job postings X X X X
Attend continuing education and networking events X X X X
Fifteen percent (15%) discount on one Barristers’ Ball purchased by member** X      
Eligible for discounted entry offered for designated WBA events X X X X
Early bird discount to summer minority bar passage program for graduating law students       X
Free entry to Holiday Party X      
Free entry to Presidents’ Reception X X    
Company/Firm listed on WBA Referral Program X X    
Listed as member on website X X X X
Membership spotlight on website X      
WBA Paraphernalia X X X X