Get Involved

Are you interested in getting involved in JMLBA? 

Become A Member Of JMLBA

Membership Benefits

  • Regular email updates from JMLBA and the JMLBA Newsletter
  • Discounts on office space with Intelligent Office
  • Invitations to social events hosted and/or sponsored by JMLBA
  • Networking opportunities with other legal professionals
  • Inclusion on the JMLBA mailing list
  • Ability to join the National Bar Association as an affiliate member (JMLBA is the local affiliate of the NBA)
  • Get a reduced dues structure for the Columbus Bar Association

Membership Application  Online Membership Application (pay online or by mail)
Our new membership year begins July 1 of each year, but we welcome new/renewing members at any time. Please use our NEW membership platform at to register or renew. If you are a current or past member, please search your inbox for an email from with instructions to register. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Membership Categories

  • Life Member ($1000)
  • Private Practice or Corporate Attorney/J.D. ($50)
  • Judiciary or Government/Academic Attorney/J.D. ($25)
  • Solo/Non-Profit Attorney/J.D. ($25)
  • Law School Student (Free)
  • Law School Graduate this year or last year−Not admitted to practice (Free)
  • Law School Graduate this year or last year−Admitted to practice less than 1 Year (Free)
*If you gradated from law school more than one year ago, but you are not licensed to practice in any state, select the Attorney category that best fits your current profession.

Learn About How We Operate

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Join Us At An Upcoming Event

  • Check out our Calendar for details on all upcoming JMLBA events
  • If an RSVP is required for a JMLBA event, you can find that information above our calendar.
  • We also include community events on our calendar.   
  • If you have trouble viewing our calendar, try opening it in Chrome.

Volunteer With JMLBA

We will post new volunteer opportunities as they become available.  If you'd like to share an opportunity with us, please email it to

JMLBA Community Service

Be sure to check our calendar at regularly for special volunteer opportunities with JMLBA.  If you are interested in hosting or suggesting a volunteer opportunity, please contact our Community Activism Chair.


JMLBA Events/Projects

It takes a lot of work to plan and implement our programs.  And of course, we could always do more!  If you are interested in volunteering for one of our committees, or you have a great idea that you'd like to spearhead, please contact the appropriate committee chair.  We have the following active committees:
  • Communications Committee
  • Membership/ Social Committee
  • Professional Development Committee
  • Fund Development/ Finance Committee
  • Community Activism Committee
  • Mentoring Committee
  • Solo Practitioner Committee
  • Special Initiatives Committee
To learn more about our committees, read our by-laws.  If you are interested in getting involved in any of our committees, please contact the committee chair.  
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JMLBA Executive Board

Our executive board is elected annually in June.  To learn more about the work our executive board does, read our by-laws.  If you are an active member who is interested in being on our executive board, please contact the Immediate Past President

Volunteer In the Community

We will post new volunteer opportunities as they become available.  If you'd like to share an opportunity with us, please email it to