Annual ARLA Dues Structure

Eligibility for membership in the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys is available for all persons who are members in good standing of their respective state bar; whose practice includes the representation of injured railroad employees of their families; and, who adhere to the ARLA Code of Conduct.

Individual Attorney Professional Dues

This rate applies for the first three attorneys of a firm who are members of ARLA. Membership dues for all additional members – after the first three – are $500 per attorney.

Government Affairs Dues

To support the government affairs program, each firm (as opposed to individual members) is invoiced annually on a tiered scale, based on the number of FELA practitioners within each firm, as detailed above. This portion of the ARLA dues structure supports government affairs/lobbying activities and, as such, these costs are not tax deductible.  The $2,400 individual dues are professional dues and are tax deductible.