2013 Dues Installment Payment Schedule (Govt)

Government Employees*

  Installment by Date Due
Admitted to PracticeAnnual DuesI
On or before 10/08/08$420.00$264.00$78.00$78.00
On or after 09/20/12$140.00$60.00$40.00$40.00

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LAST INSTALLMENT OF YOUR TOTAL ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES MUST BE RECEIVED BY JULY 31ST. The Pennsylvania Bar Association Board of Governors and the House of Delegates unanimously passed on November 22, 2002, a new plan for State wide Bar Associations to collect membership dues. The Pennsylvania Bar Association Membership Development Committee recommended the new dues plan so members would not lose access to benefits if dues were not paid in a timely fashion. Under the new plan, PBA members will be dropped>/i> from membership if payment in full is not received by July 31st.

Members are advised that membership dues also include the annual subscription (Value = $75.00), to the Northampton County Reporter.

NOTE: Membership dues in the Northampton County Bar Association are not deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes. However, such dues may be deductible as a business expense except to the extent outlined in the following sentences: Since payment of Northampton County Bar Association dues includes Pennsylvania Bar Association dues, the Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993 disallows deductions for lobbying expenses of associations. The Pennsylvania Bar Association estimates that five (5) per cent of the dues payments WILL NOT be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expense because of PBA’s lobbying activities on behalf of its members. Annual dues include PBA dues as follows:

Admitted to PracticePBA Dues
Prior to 10/07/09$236.00
10/08/09 – 10/07/10$189.00 (80%)
10/08/10 – 10/07/11$142.00 (60%)
10/08/11 – 09/19/12$95.00 (40%)
On or after 09/20/121$0.00
11st year PBA Membership dues are free

*A government employee is defined as an attorney who is employed full time by a state, federal or local government agency
and is not a contractual employee.