Application For GDLA Membership


To apply for GDLA membership, please complete the form below, making sure to include all required fields (denoted by an asterisk).

Dues + Application

Below are the dues amounts depending on the year of your first bar admission. Dues should be submitted at the time of your application for membership unless you fall into either category* (DRI or MBLC) described below. See "Schedule of Dues Owed" below to compute the amount owed - whether full, half or one-quarter dues depending on the timing of application.

  • Admitted to your first bar before July 1, 2011: $200 dues
  • Admitted to your first bar after July 2, 2011: $125 dues

*Free 1-year Membership Categories: DRI or MBLC

If you are a member of either DRI or the Multi-Bar Leadership Council (MBLC), meet the eligibility requirements for GDLA membership, and have not been a GDLA member within the past five years, your dues will be waived for the first year of GDLA membership. Just check the corresponding box on the application form below.

Payment: Check or Credit

To pay by check, print your completed application, sign and mail it with a check payable to the GDLA to GDLA, P.O. Box 191074, Atlanta, GA 31119-1074.

To pay by credit card, you will e-sign the membership application then select your bar admission date to pay online. (Note: Online payments include an administrative processing fee.)

Schedule of Dues Owed

Below is the dues schedule, including prorated amounts depending on the time your application is submitted - unless you qualify for a free year membership (see DRI/MBLC note above):

  • Postmarked or e-signed July to September − Full dues
  • Postmarked or e-signed October to December – Three-quarter dues
  • Postmarked or e-signed January to March − Half dues
  • Postmarked or e-signed April to June − One-quarter dues

Required Fields

Profile Information

first name
middle name
last name
preferred first name

Firm Information

Select you Firm and Office Location from the dropdown. If your firm does not appear, select the top listing "Enter New Firm"
Firm Name
street address
street address 2
Work Phone

Professional Credentials

GA bar number
GA bar admission
first bar admission
law school
bar state 1
bar state 1 year
bar state 2
bar state 2 year
bar state 3
bar state 3 year
bar state 4
bar state 4 year
Number of years practicing with present affiliation
Counties in which you regularly practice (limit 10)
Areas of Practice
(Select at least one)
Check the box next to your areas of practice; you may select more than one. Members can check or uncheck a box if their area(s) of practice change by visiting the “My Profile” page in the Members Only area.
Auto Liability
Business/Commercial Lit
Government Enforcement Defense
Insurance Coverage
Mass Torts
Premises Liability
Products Liability
Professional Liability
Workers' Comp

Additional Information

Who, if anyone, referred you to the GDLA?
birth date
Language(s) in which fluent
american sign language

Personal Information

Personal data is available only to the GDLA Executive Director
home street address
home street address 2
home city
home state
home zipcode
home phone
spouse first name
spouse last name

Free GDLA Membership Promotion:

DRI: I certify that I am a DRI member who has not been a GDLA member within the past 5 years; my dues are waived for the first year.
MBLC: I certify that I am a member of an MBLC bar, and have not been a GDLA member within the past 5 years; my dues are waived for the first year.

GDLA Membership Types (Choose One)*

I certify that I am a lawyer in private practice -- or employed by and representing a federal, state or local governmental entity or an agency thereof -- and I am substantially engaged in litigation primarily for the defense, in the State of Georgia, and I am a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia.
I certify that I am a lawyer and I am employed by and actively engaged on a full-time basis in the claims work of a company doing business in the State of Georgia, and I am a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia.
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