NABL members are attorneys, issuers, and all other industry participants (municipal advisors, bankers, government financial officers, etc.) involved in the public finance industry. NABL is an individual, not firm, membership.

Bond lawyers permitted to practice before the IRS and SEC and who render legal opinions, qualify as NABL Regular Members

State/local/federal government attorneys (who do not render opinions) and non-attorney professionals that deal with any aspect of state or municipal obligations qualify as NABL Affiliate Members.  

NABL has a Retired Member category for lawyers who have retired from practicing law in public finance. If you would like to sign-up as a retired member, please contact NABL.   

Law students qualify as NABL Student Members, free of charge until graduation.

Paralegals and legal assistants involved in a public finance practice qualify as Paralegal Members.

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2023 Membership Dues Rates

Member Type

Passed the Bar Before 2020

Passed the Bar After 2020




Affiliate Members (non-lawyer/lawyer 

not rendering opinions)










Complimentary through graduation



“When I started my legal career at the California Treasurer’s Office, NABL was the first industry organization that I joined. I found mentorship, education, and friendships within my public finance profession and these are relationships that I continue to cherish a decade later. Over the years, I have been particularly involved with disclosure trends and was a co-author to the “Federal Securities Laws of Municipal Bonds Deskbook." One of the great things about NABL is that it’s a resource for all bond attorneys at any stages of their careers, and I recommend any public finance professional to join.”

-- Jade Turner-Bond, Nixon Peabody LLP, Los Angeles, CA

Throughout my career NABL has been an outstanding resource. The information I have learned, the connections and friendships I have made from their conferences, have proven to be invaluable.  Becoming an active member of NABL has been one of the highlights of my career, and I look forward annually to participating on the faculty of its three major conferences. Chairing the General Law and Practice Committee has enriched me beyond expectations and the amazing people I have been able to work with nationally has only strengthened my knowledge base in my own career.  Become an active member of NABL … your knowledge of our practice will grow exponentially and the friendships you will make will last a lifetime. 

-- David J. Fernandez, Ballard Spahr, New York, NY