Joining NAACA



To be a member, you must be employed by a state or federal court of appeals. To become a member, all you need to do is download our membership form, fill it in, and send it to the address on the home page.

Download the membership form (MS-Word format) by clicking here.


The National Association of Appellate Court Attorneys (NAACA) provides an annual seminar with training and education specifically tailored to attorneys at state and federal appellate courts. Our next conference will be July 23-26, 2019 in San Diego. NAACA members receive a significant tuition discount. Join now, and you'll be a member for one full year. But there are other reasons to join NAACA now, even if you are unsure whether you'll be able to attend the 2019 seminar.

All NAACA members are subscribed to an electronic listserve that provides ready access to a network of appellate court attorneys working daily to enhance their courts and their professional lives. The listerve allows members to poll their colleagues and gather information about how other courts are addressing personnel, procedural, or substantive challenges. Recent postings on the NAACA listserve have ranged from dealing with "frequent filers" of frivolous appeals to breaking issues in Section 1983 cases, family law, death penalty, and habeas corpus; from disaster planning and continuity of court operations to permissible communications between pro se litigants and staff attorneys; and from ensuring adequate representation in cases involving Anders briefs to creating and correcting appellate case captions.

Members also receive the triannual NAACA News. In addition to news about the organization, conference planning, and your colleagues at other courts, the newsletter includes book reviews, substantive articles about legal topics, and lots of information that you won't find elsewhere. Recent issues have included articles by Erwin Chemerinsky, as well as writing tips and scientific evidence.

Dues Information:

Years Since Bar Admission Dues Amount
Less than 1 year $50
1-5 years $100
6-9 years $150
10 or more years $200
Emeritus/Retired $100


NAACA membership dues are crucial to meet ongoing expenses, so staff and members can continue the work of our organization throughout the year. NAACA dues are more affordable than other legal organizations. Please join us today by completing the form and sending it with appropriate payment. Sorry, at this time, we cannot accept credit card payments.



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