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NCADA members come from diverse backgrounds, practice areas, and work for firms of all sizes, private corporations, municipalities and government departments and agencies.  To qualify for membership, an attorney must be a member in good standing with the NC State Bar, practice primarily for the defense of civil litigation and be nominated by two members of the NCADA.

The essence of what membership in the NCADA offers is the opportunity to draw on and share information with the finest civil litigation defense lawyers in North Carolina.  Keeping ahead in civil litigation means staying current in knowledge and trends.  The NCADA provides exceptional learning opportunities, regular communications through our monthly e-newsletter, The Resource, advocacy through our legislative efforts and amicus briefs. The NCADA is committed to a focus of balance and fairness in the NC courts.

Make an investment in your practice. Become a part of this growing organization of attorneys representing the business community in North Carolina.

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Membership Opportunities

Individual Membership

For an annual fee of $300, lawyers in private practice who devote a substantial portion of their professional time to the  representation of businesses, insurance companies and/or their insureds, associations, or governmental entities in civil litigation  may join NCADA. You must also be a member in good standing with the NC State Bar and be nominated by two current NCADA  members. Join today! Here for membership paper application.  Apply online.

Corporate Council Membership

Attorneys employed exclusively by a corporate or other private sector organizations for the purpose of  providing legal representation to that corporation, its affiliates and subsidiaries are invited to join the NCADA.  Corporate / in-house counsel  may join and attend seminars at a reduced rate.  
 Just complete and return this membership application today!

Government Attorney Membership

Membership in the NCADA is open to public sector attorneys practicing in local, state and federal government in North Carolina.  To be eligible for membership, applicants' practice must be consistent with the purposes and bylaws of the Association.  You  must  also be a member in good standing with the NC State Bar and be nominated by two current NCADA members.  The  annual  membership fee is offered at at reduced annual dues of $125. šŸ’„Incentive for 2024! One-year complimentary membership and discounted rate for seminars.  Become a part of our government practice group!  Use this  convenient membership application or apply online.

Paralegal Membership

Paralegals whose practice is consistent with the purpose and bylaws of the NCADA are invited to join and become an  active part of our Paralegal Division.  New paralegal member applicants are required to have one supervising attorney member  sponsor their application.  Paralegal members are welcome to attend all programs and events of the NCADA at a reduced rated.  The annual member dues are $75.  Just complete and return this membership application today!

Law Student Membership

Law Students interested in learning more about the civil defense trial practice are invited to join the NCADA.  Membership is  open to law students of ABA certified law schools in North Carolina.  New applicants are not required to be nominated for  membership.  For an annual dues of $10 per year, law student members are able to attend NCADA events for no registration fee,  however, any and all other expenses are at the individual attendee's cost. Click here to access the law student application.

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