Join or Renew Your Membership

The NCBC offers several types of membership depending on your current job and responsibilities.  Please review the membership options below and select the membership that best describes your association with the bankruptcy system.

If you have any questions, please contact our membership committee.

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Members who have a current membership are unable to renew through this page until December 1 of the year in which the membership expires.

New memberships applied for on January 1 through September 30 will expire December 31 of same year. New memberships applied for on October 1 through December 31 will expire December 31 of the following year.

You must be a member in good standing to have voting rights (for those categories of membership that have voting rights).

Membership Categories:

A lifetime membership is available for both active Clerks of Court and Deputy Clerks of United States Courts. Lifetime members never pay annual dues and have voting rights for life. The one time cost is $500 for a Clerk of Court and $150 for a Deputy Clerk. We thank those who have already renewed as Lifetime Members. Click here to see the list of Lifetime Members.
This membership is available to active employees of a United States Court. The annual membership fee is $15. This is a voting membership. (Also, see Lifetime Member Category)
This membership is available to active Clerks of a United States Court. The annual membership fee is $50. This is a voting membership. (Also, see Lifetime Member Category)
This membership is available to past employees who have retired or resigned from federal judiciary service. The annual membership fee is $15. This is a voting membership.
This membership is available to those who do not meet the criteria in any of the above categories. This is a non-voting category of membership and dues are not required. Those who qualify as an associate member are judges and chambers staff, employees of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts and employees of the Federal Judicial Center.