How to Join

D.C. Bar members

Join the D.C. Bar and become a member of our diverse community that includes about 100,000 members in all 50 states and more than 80 countries.  

With a new online system, you can now become a member faster and easier than ever before. Ready to take advantage of all the Bar has to offer? 

Starting Wednesday, October 19, all applicants who wish to become a member of the D.C. Bar by Motion may do so by submitting an online application

Applicants who wish to sit for the February 2017 UBE Exam, or wish to become a Special Legal Consultant, will still need to submit a paper application to the Committee on Admissions. 

As an active member, you’ll get exclusive member benefits, including a nationwide subscription to legal research service Fastcase. Learn more about the different classes of membership at the D.C. Bar. 

If you have any questions during the application process, contact the Committee on Admission as 202-879-2710 or