Membership

Benefits of Scribes Membership
 
Scribes members are entitled to:
  • receive The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing, the first scholarly journal devoted to legal writing;
  • receive four annual issues of The Scrivener, the newsletter of Scribes;
  • receive the distinctive Scribes certificate;
  • publish in The Scrivener individual news about their professional moves and accomplishments, including publications;
  • seek membership on any of the nine Scribes committees, including those that select: (a) the best book on a legal topic published each year, (b) the best student-written article published each year, and (c) the best brief of those chosen as winners of student moot-court competitions each year;
  • seek opportunities to speak at Scribes-sponsored seminars, workshops, meetings, and institutes at law schools and conventions;
  • submit pieces for possible inclusion in Scribes publications, including The Scribes Journal and The Scrivener; and
  • attend the membership meeting of Scribes, held each year at the ABA annual meeting, and other Scribes-sponsored events.
 
Categories of Scribes Membership
 
There are five categories of Scribes members:
  • Regular Members, who pay annual dues of $65;
  • Sustaining Members, who pay annual dues of $100;
  • Life Members, who pay a one-time payment of $1,000 or four annual installments of $250 each;
  • Institutional Members (law schools and appellate courts), which pay annual dues of $650, or $350 for an institution with fewer than 10 members of its own; and
  • Associate Members, who pay annual dues of $65.