FAQs

Why should one join the CCBA?

The CCBA is a non-profit organization supported solely by member dues. Its 2,200+ member attorneys have a continued commitment to serving the legal profession and the community.

Established in 1699, the Association’s purpose is to maintain high standards in the legal profession and provide legal education for Charleston County attorneys. Its goals also include public service and better access to legal services for all citizens in Charleston County. Continuing Legal Education and professional development programs for attorneys are second to none. The CCBA contributes $25 from each member’s dues to Charleston Pro-Bono Legal Services and hundreds of volunteer hours to community service projects each year.

 

How does one join the CCBA?

To join the CCBA, fill out the membership form and send it and your dues to:

Charleston County Bar Association

P.O. Box 21136

Charleston, SC 29413

 

What is the cost of joining the CCBA?

Yearly dues for the CCBA are $100 per year. The CCBA fiscal year is February 1 – January 31. Dues will be pro-rated if applying for membership after March 1. Your application must be accompanied by a check or money order for the appropriate amount. Once we receive your application and dues, we will send you an email so you can add your contact information and photograph to the website.

 

What are the benefits of joining the CCBA?

There are dozens of benefits to being a member of the Charleston County Bar Association including:

  • Receipt of the quarterly CCBA newsletter
  • Opportunity for participation in CCBA committees
  • A listing in the CCBA Attorney Directory
  • Information on CLEs
  • Opportunity to attend the Annual Meeting (held each February)
  • Opportunity to attend the Annual Holiday Party (held each December)
  • Opportunity to participate in other events
  • Participation in the Mentor Program

 

Bar members also receive discounts at the following businesses:

  • Cactus Car Wash (Savannah Hwy) – 10% off
  • Stella Nova (King Street location) – 10% discount
  • Minute Man Press – 15% discount on any in-house printing
  • River Dogs – CLE night and group discount; box seats $10, upper reserve $5
  • Classic Carriage Rides – $2 off general tickets; $4 off before 11 AM
  • Old South Carriage – $2 discount
  • Sticky Fingers – 20% discount with ID
  • FroYo in Paradise – 25% discount on any yogurt purchase
  • Airport Park & Go – Visit the company website and click the green reservation tab at the top of the page. Under company name, enter CCBA and you will receive the special $6.00 rate. Additionally, show a business card on arrival and you will receive the same rate.

 

I let my CCBA membership lapse. Can I be reinstated, and how?

Yes, you may reinstate your Bar membership.  Please fill out the membership form and send it and your dues to:

Charleston County Bar Association

P.O. Box 21136

Charleston, SC 29413

 

Do I have to be licensed in SC to join the CCBA?

No.  We do allow law school graduates to join the CCBA pending the results of their Bar exam.

 

If I join the CCBA during the middle of the bar year, will my dues be pro-rated?

Yes.

 

What types of annual events does the CCBA host?

Each year, the CCBA holds its annual meeting, a spring and holiday cocktail party, several CLEs, and community seminars.

 

Is Continuing Legal Education (CLE) offered by the CCBA? 

Yes.