Applying for Membership

The HBA fiscal year is July 1 to June 30. If you are a member of the State Bar of Texas, this is your “present jurisdiction of practice.” If you are not a member of the State Bar of Texas, please indicate your licensing jurisdiction. (Note: To join the Houston Bar Association, you must be licensed in any of the 50 U.S. states. The HBA does not currently offer membership to attorneys licensed in other countries.)

Your application must be accompanied by a check, a money order, cash, or a credit card charge for the appropriate amount. Also, we ask that you submit a 4?x5? photograph (color or black and white) with your application. Please print your full name on the back of your photo. If no photograph is available, you may submit one at a later date. Final approval of your application is subject to confirmation by the Houston Bar Association Board of Directors at its next regular monthly meeting. The board normally meets the third Tuesday of each month. You will be advised if any problems arise in connection with your application. You will be notified by mail of your acceptance to membership.



Click here for the dues schedule.



How to Join the HBA


Online Application

You may also apply for membership using the HBA online application system. Simply click the link below.


Apply Online


HBA members licensed one year or less can sign up for one free section!
To request the free section: Please contact the Membership Department at 713-759-1133 for registration.



Application by Mail

Please download and print the application below, fill out, and mail to the HBA with the appropriate dues amount.


Download as a PDF


Online Renewals

Online dues renewal now available. To use this feature, you can either log in to your account or if you do not have an online account, you can create your online account by using the email address where you receive your HBA email announcements. Once created, you will be able to manage your HBA account at your convenience. (To create your online account, please click here.) American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted. If you would like to join or re-join a Section of the HBA, please remember to check the Section(s) on your dues statement and include the Section dues with your HBA dues. If you have questions about your dues statement or online account, contact the Membership Department at 713-759-1133 or email Ron Riojas