The SMCBA’s dues year is July 1 through June 30.
  • New attorney members of the SMCBA pay no dues for their first 12 months of membership.

  • Dues for Associate (non-attorney) members are $185 per year.  Dues will be prorated based upon the quarter in which an associate joins.

  • Student members join for FREE as long as they are enrolled in an accredited law school.

  • All current members will receive a dues invoice by July 1st.  Lapsed members must contact the SMCBA to renew their dues.

Annual Dues
  • Dues for attorneys admitted to practice in California more than 5 years ago are $215 per year.

  • Dues for attorneys admitted to practice in California within the past 5 years are $155 per year.

  • Dues for Retired Members are $55 per year.

  • Former members of the SMCBA pay a $55 reinstatement fee, in addition to the dues noted above. Former members wishing to apply for the Court Security Card Key must bring current past years’ dues to show two consecutive years of membership.

  • New attorney members will be invoiced for that portion of the dues year not covered by their first free 12 months.

Section Dues
  • Section dues are $30 per section for attorneys.  However, Section dues are free the first year of membership, if you have never been a member of this association in the past.

  • Section dues include any costs of MCLE credits offered by that section for the dues year.

  • All new California State Bar admitees and any new attorney member practicing 10 years or less or 36 years old or younger are automatically registered in the Barristers at no cost.

If you have any questions regarding dues for the San Mateo County Bar Association, please contact the Associate Executive Director at (650) 298-4003 or