The fiscal year of the Corpus Christi Bar Association runs from July 1 to June 30. For the cost of $150 annually, members receive a variety of perks, including free or reduced cost entrance to CCBA events, including many continuing legal education seminars, the opportunity to join various law sections, the opportunity to participate in the Lawyer Referral Service, and FREE WI-FI at the Nueces County Courthouse. Joining the CCBA also ensures receipt of invitations for networking and to CLE events, volunteer and pro bono opportunities, and general news about our legal community.
CCBA Sections: Appellate, Criminal Law, Family Law, Real Estate & Probate
The CCBA includes four sections under the umbrella of its organization: Appellate, 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 conduct business and network, and also host various CLE seminars. If you are already a CCBA member and would like to join any of these sections, please contact the CCBA office.
Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association
The Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association is a division of the CCBA for all members who are under the age of 40 on June 30th of each calendar year. If you meet this criterion, you are automatically enrolled as a member of the CCYLA. Membership in CCYLA is free.
Members active in the Corpus Christi Bar Association for more than 20 consecutive years and who spend fewer than 20 hours a week practicing are eligible for Honorary membership with no dues requirement. Honorary status includes all of the privileges of CCBA membership but with no obligation to pay dues.
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. Attorneys, please note, this is not a pro bono service; inclusion in the LRS means a reduced consultation fee, but attorneys are free to dictate their own payment arrangements once the client agrees to representation. After screening, the PNC’s are then connected to a lawyer with a correlating area of practice by way of an automated wheel system. There is a $150 one time fee to join the Lawyer Referral Service.
Judges and Justices: $150
Private Practice: $150
Government | Military | Public Interest (Non-Profit): $75
Out of County: $75
First Year Post Licensing: FREE
To join the CCBA or to renew membership download the CCBA Membership Application form and Areas of Practice form; fill out both forms and email to the Corpus Christi Bar Association at firstname.lastname@example.org
Current members can update their membership profile here: Directory Information Update Form .
To join the Lawyer Referral Service, download the Lawyer Referral Service Application and the LRS Rules & Attorney Acknowledgement; fill out both forms and send to the Corpus Christi Bar Association at email@example.com.