Join the Bell County Bar Association
The purpose of the Bell County Bar Association is to maintain and advance the honor and dignity of the legal profession; promote the administration of justice; perpetuate that just sense of duty rightfully owing by every attorney to his or her clients, to the courts, and to his or her country; support Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas and encourage members to provide pro bono legal services to indigent persons; promote and cultivate fellowship among members of the Association; and to work with the State Bar and with neighboring bar associations in the furtherance of common projects relating to the legal profession.
We have four levels of membership:
- Regular Members. Any member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas who lives or works in Bell County, Texas, or an adjoining county, may become a regular member of the Bell County Bar Association by payment of the required annual dues.
- Associate Member. Any attorney licensed and in good standing in the highest court of the state where admitted to practice may become an associate member of the Bell County Bar Association upon payment of the required annual dues.
- Law Student Members. Any active law students shall be eligible for a law student membership.
- Honorary Members. The following public officers of the county or counties constituting the Bell County Bar Association shall be honorary members of the Association during their term of office: County Judge (unless the County Judge is an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Texas); Sheriff; District Clerk; County Clerk. Honorary members of the Association shall pay no dues and shall have no voting rights.
We urge you to please join us and become an active, participating member of our association. It is only through the support of dedicated individuals such as yourself that we can achieve the goals which we have set for ourselves.
AFFORDABLE MEMBERSHIP RATE
While many local bar associations charge higher membership dues than we do, we provide many valuable services to our members, and our community, with the lowest bar dues possible. As an example, the Austin Bar Association charges as much as $210 a year. The annual Bell County bar dues are only $60 a year. That small membership fee provides you access to many, many great benefits.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Members of the Bell County Bar Association receive free CLE multiple times per year. The BCBA also sponsors fun social events such as golf tournaments and holiday parties, among other fun activities. Equally important, we have many public service programs (such as our Veteran’s Clinics) which assist local residents while demonstrating to our community that we care.