Law School Arbitration Clinic Director member applicants must be an attorney-at-law duly admitted to practice before the courts. Upon receipt of their member application, it takes a few days to finalize the review and complete the admission process. Like Regular PIABA Members, Law School Arbitration Clinic Director members have access to all services including member list-serves and the member only area of the website. Other benefits of membership include attending the PIABA Annual Business Meeting, eligible to vote in Director elections, serve as a PIABA Director, and/or serve on PIABA committees. Although the annual membership fee of $495 per year is waived for Law School Arbitration Clinic Directors, they may elect to join PIABAPlus.
PIABAPlus, an optional program available to Regular Members. PIABAPlus members may include their photograph, biography, blog link, as well as, other information pertinent to their practices. The additional cost is $100 per year.
The Law School Arbitration Clinic Director Membership includes membership for the Law School Arbitration Clinic students. Students have access to the PIABA Awards database, webinars, Annual Meeting, Securities Law Seminar and Mid-Year Meeting written materials, and their own list-serve, firstname.lastname@example.org, where they may connect with other student members. Student Members do not have access to the PIABA Member list-serves, bulletin board or research databases.
At a minimum, PIABA membership qualifications include:
1. the applicant must be an attorney-at-law duly admitted to practice before the courts;
2. the applicant may not be an employee or a principal of any securities or commodities brokerage firm;
3. for the past year, NEITHER the applicant nor any of his/her partners may have devoted twenty percent (20%) or more of their securities practice to representing securities or commodities industry clients against public investors; and
4. the applicant must agree to immediately inform PIABA, in writing, if they cease to meet any of the qualifications.