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BASF Membership Eligibility Information

Who is Eligible?

Attorneys, students and legal professionals who meet the following criteria are eligible to become BASF members.

Attorneys

Any attorney who is permitted to practice law in the United States or anywhere else in the world is eligible for membership in The Bar Association of San Francisco.

Membership dues are calculated based on an attorney's first admit date to any jurisdiction.

Retired attorneys, attorneys inactive with the State Bar of California, and attorneys employed by a non-profit organization or a government agency are entitled to a 50% discount off of the regular dues rate.

Students

Any individual enrolled in a law school, or pursuing a paralegal degree, is eligible for the Student Member rate. Graduates of law school within six months after their graduation date who have not yet been admitted to practice law in the United States or anywhere else in the world.

Non-Attorneys and Paralegals

A person who meets one of the following definitions is eligible for this rate category:

  • A paralegal or law clerk (does not include a licensed attorney)
  • Any individual not licensed to practice law in the United States or anywhere else in the world
  • Graduate of law school after six months from their graduation date who have not yet been admitted to practice law in the United States or anywhere else in the world

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