Membership

Benefits

Membership Levels

Regular MembershipOpen to attorneys and non-attorneys who are in good standing and admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) under Rule 46(a) "Practice Before the Court." For admission to the Court, visit the Court's Website at www.uscourts.cavc.gov. Dues for attorney and non-attorney practitioners in private practice, with veterans service organizations, or with government agencies are $95.00 per year.
Associate MembershipOpen to attorneys in good standing in the highest court of their state, but not admitted to practice before this Court, who have an interest in the subject matter jurisdiction of the Court and support the mission of the Bar Association.
The annual Associate membership fee is $95.00 for those attorneys either in private practice or employed by veterans service organizations. Associate dues for attorneys employed by a government agency are also $95.00.
Student MembershipAccredited law school students are eligible to apply at a rate of $25.00.
Trial MembershipThis non-voting membership is available only to newly admitted practitioners. In order to take advantage of this offer, the practitioner must return the application to the Membership Committee. This membership is meant to encourage participation in the bar association and is effective for the remainder of the fiscal membership year in which the practitioner joins. The practitioner can elect to become a voting member by paying the annual dues of the association.
Group or Government MembershipOpen to attorneys and non-attorneys.
This rate is available for 5 or more members of a group or of a government organization. Such members are designated by their organization, and dues are assessed at a rate of $75.00 for each employee that the organization has designated.
Court MembershipOpen to employees of the Court who have been designated as eligible to participate in Bar Association activities. This is
a non-voting membership in the Association, entitling its judges and licensed attorneys employed by the Court to participate in Association Activities. Annual dues for Court employees are paid directly by the Court.

How to apply

You may now apply for bar association membership or renew you membership and make payment online. Click here to complete the on-line membership application/ or renew you membership.

You may also download the membership form and mail in your dues. The form is in a PDF format. If you have problems viewing the form, you may need to download and install Adobe Reader to view the form.

Click here to download CAVC Bar Association membership form in PDF.

To check on your membership status, you may email cavcmembershipcommittee@gmail.com