Membership

About the Corpus Christi Bar Association
The fiscal year of the Corpus Christi Bar Association runs from July 1 to June 30.  Membership includes a variety of benefits, including: access to courthouse news and announcements from the judiciary; various free continuing legal education seminars; free membership in all sections; and the opportunity to participate in the Lawyer Referral Service. Joining the CCBA also ensures receipt of invitations for networking, volunteer and pro bono opportunities, and general news about the legal community.

CCBA Sections: Appellate Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Real Estate & Probate
The CCBA includes four sections under the umbrella of its organization:  Appellate Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, and Real Estate & Probate.  These sections are free to join with a CCBA membership. Throughout the year, these sections meet to network and host free CLE seminars (currently via Zoom).  If you are already a CCBA member and would like to join any of these sections, please contact the CCBA office. 

The Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association
The Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association is a division of the CCBA for all members who are age 40 or under on June 30th of each calendar year OR if you have been practicing for less than five years, regardless of age.  If you meet this criterion, you are automatically enrolled as a member of the CCYLA. Membership in CCYLA is free.

Lawyer Referral Service
Joining the Lawyer Referral Service is a great way for attorneys to connect with the community and increase their client base.  The LRS panel is in need of lawyers who practice in all areas – civil, consumer, criminal, elder, family, immigration, personal injury, and many others.  Potential clients contact the CCBA through an online form and are screened by CCBA staff for their legal issue, location, and willingness to pay for legal counsel. NOTE: This is not a pro bono service; inclusion in the LRS means a commitment to provide a reduced consultation fee, but attorneys are free to dictate their own payment arrangements once the client agrees to representation. After screening, the potential clients are then connected to a lawyer with a correlating area of practice by way of an automated wheel system.  There is a $125 one time fee to join the Lawyer Referral Service.

Membership Rates
Judges and Justices: $150

Private Practice: $150

Government, Military, Public Interest (Non-Profit):  $75

Out of County: $75

First Year Post Licensing:  FREE

Emeritus – Age 75 and Older:  FREE

FORMS

CCBA Membership Application Form 
Areas of Practice Form 
To apply for or renew membership, complete both forms and email to corpusbar@corpusbar.com.
 
Directory Information Update Form
Current members can use this form to update contact information or otherwise revise their membership profile. 

Lawyer Referral Service Application
LRS Rules & Attorney Acknowledgement
To join the Lawyer Referral Service, complete both forms and email to corpusbar@corpusbar.com.