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Membership fees

Membership fees 

Membership and supervision fees:

  • Attorneys-at-law EUR 1,252/year

  • New members EUR 766/year

  • Public legal aid attorneys EUR 785,80/year

Membership fee

  • The annual fee for attorneys-at-law is EUR 972, invoiced in three (3) instalments. The annual fee for new attorneys-at-law is EUR 486 for the year in which membership was gained and for the following calendar year, charged in three (3) instalments.
  • The annual fee for recipients of the attorney-at-law (retired) title is EUR 50. The annual fee includes the year’s Advokaatti magazines.
  • The annual fee for public legal aid attorneys is EUR 505,80.
  • The annual fee for passive members is equal to the subscription fee for Defensor Legis, EUR 150 in 2024.

Supervision fee

  • The statutory supervision fee is EUR 280. Everyone who has been a member of the Bar Association at some point during the year (even if only for a short period) is required to pay the fee. The supervision fee does not apply to recipients of the attorney-at-law (retired) title (Advocates Act, section 9.6).

Local Chapter Membership Fee

Each attorney-at-law is also a member of his or her local chapter. The local chapters decide their membership fees and they are charged in connection with the 1st instalment.

Registration fee for EU attorneys

  • EUR 972/year for EU attorneys entered into the EU list.
  • EUR 486 for new EU attorneys for their registration year and the following calendar year.
Attorneys-at-law born before 1 January 1938 are exempt from the membership fee from the beginning of the calendar year following their birthday (this exemption does not apply to the supervision fee, however).
No compensation fund fee will be charged in 2024. 
A voluntary support fee of EUR 4 is collected for the operations of the IBA Human Rights Institute in connection with the first instalment of the membership fee.