Individual membership:

  • Reduced rates to the ECBA conferences held twice a year dedicated to criminal defence and the rights of EU citizens – save up to 300 Euros per year;  
  • Reduced rates to the EFCL conferences held once a year;
  • Join the Network of lawyers on the ECBA (and EFCL) website;
  • Access to practical legal information and information about up and coming proposals in the field of criminal justice;
  • A voice in Europe representing the rights of the suspect, defendant and accused persons – members will have opportunities to contribute to the debate in Europe;
  • Regular notifications on ECBA activities and working groups;
  • 15 % off an annual subscription to the New Journal of European Criminal Law, the leading international journal on European Criminal Law;
  • Information about up and coming events related to criminal justice in Europe;
  • Reduced membership fees for lawyers of under 5 years qualification;
  • Low annual membership fee: 
    - Members with 5 years or more qualification: € 160 a year*
    - Members less than 5 years qualification: € 85 a year*
    - Academics (non-practising lawyers): € 85 a year*
    * The Pounds Sterling (GBP) will be calculated by the daily currency exchange rate against the stated membership fees.

    The ECBA reserves the right to accept or decline applications for Individual membership at their own discretion.


For payment of membership fee renewal click here.


Collective membership:

The ECBA welcomes application for collective membership from bar associations, NGOs and other associations which share our aims and objectives.*

Advantages of collective membership: