Member Benefits

Why join TCBA? I could tell you about the social networks that in turn support referral networks. I could tell you about the free CLE program that saves thousands of dollars you might otherwise have to pay fee-based CLE providers to meet biennial registration requirements. I could talk about the newsletter that describes current events in the County and State, and which contains important information about changes in law and how it can affect everyday practice. I could talk about the benefits of community involvement and how interfacing with local and regional mock trials, charities, local businesses, and others generates business. I could talk about networking within the State Bar Association, and the Sections and Committees therein, and even networking with other county and specialized bar associations. I could tell you about the new website, with a members only section with email and messaging capabilities, news, and member information not otherwise obtainable. I could talk about all these things and more, but why. If you cannot understand the value of membership – all these benefits and others for $105.00 per year – then there is not much more worth saying.

  • Social Networks

  • Free CLE program

  • Newsletter

  • Member Directory on Website

  • Members Only Content

Any member of the legal profession in good standing and admitted to practice in a state or territory of the United States of America, or in the District of Columbia or in a foreign country, who is a resident in or has an office of the practice of law or a law-related profession in Tompkins County, may become a general member in the Association. Individuals retired from the legal profession while in good standing may be ex-officio members, and honorary members may include judges of the courts of record while they hold office and any other member of the legal profession as voted upon by the Association. The Association collects dues, has monthly meetings, conducts an annual meeting to determine the Board of Directors, and conducts further business as required.