This is an invitation to become a member of Criminal Law Section of the Florida Bar.

Membership in the Section will provide you with new developments in this field through its publication and numerous educational opportunities. As a Section member you will have opportunities to meet with lawyers sharing similar interests and problems and work with them in forwarding the public and professional needs of the Bar.

The Criminal Law Section of The Florida Bar is the only organization that brings together the prosecution, defense, and judiciary. Our members are prosecutors, public and private criminal defense lawyers, judges, law professors, and law students. Members of the Section are united by their shared goal of providing a fair, just, and efficient criminal justice system for everyone, and the Section’s purpose is to assist all criminal law practitioners in this shared goal. The Section provides its members continuing legal education (CLE), federal and state case law updates, up-to-date information about important criminal law legislation, and opportunities to interact with others who work to ensure criminal justice.


Regular Membership ($30) – Any member in good standing of The Florida Bar.

Affiliate Membership ($25) – Law students and law professors with an interest in criminal law and lawyers engaged in the practice of criminal law in federal court but are not members of The Florida Bar are eligible for affiliate membership. Affiliate members must apply for membership and pay annual section dues. Affiliate members are non-voting members of the section.

Young Lawyer Sponsorship – The Criminal Law Section is proud to sponsor the membership fee for 100 young lawyers (practicing 10
years or less) who commit to participate in one or more of the section’s committees.

3L Law Student Sponsorship – The Criminal Law Section is proud to sponsor the membership dues for 3rd year law students who are
interested in the Section.


  • Log in to your Florida Bar member profile, click “Join a Section” at the top right of the page, and follow the prompts.
  • Call The Florida Bar Registrations Dept. at 850-561-5831 and a member of staff will register you over the phone.
  • Complete and return the appropriate application from the selection below.  Submission instructions are included at the bottom of each form.