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ACTIVE MEMBERS

An active CBA member is any lawyer (1) who is licensed and in good standing to practice law in Colorado and (2) who either (A) is a member of an Affiliated Local Bar Association or (B) is not a resident of Colorado.  Each active CBA member shall enjoy all of the rights and privileges of CBA membership including the right to vote and to hold office.

LIFE MEMBERS

A life CBA member is a lawyer (1) who has been licensed to practice in Colorado or in any one or more other states for at least 50 years cumulatively, (2) who either (A) is licensed and in good standing to practice law in Colorado or another state, (B) is in good standing in Colorado or another state as a licensed lawyer on inactive status, or (C) is not licensed and in good standing in Colorado or in any other state but was, when last licensed as a lawyer, in good standing as such in all states where licensed and was not thereafter suspended or disbarred in any state, and (3) who has been a CBA member for the most recent 10 years.  Each life CBA member shall be exempt from the payment of CBA dues.  Each life CBA member who is licensed and in good standing to practice law in Colorado shall enjoy all of the rights and privileges of CBA membership, and each life CBA member who is not licensed and in good standing in Colorado shall enjoy all the rights and privileges of CBA membership except the right to hold office or to vote.

HONORARY MEMBERS

An honorary member is a distinguished lawyer who is elected to honorary membership by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Governors. Honorary members shall have such privileges as may be specifically granted to them by the Board of Governors and shall be exempt from the payment of dues.

STUDENT MEMBERS

A student member is any student of an accredited law school. Student members shall enjoy such of the rights and privileges of active members as may be specified by the Board of Governors, except that they shall not have the right to hold office or to vote.

RESIDENT MEMBERS

A resident CBA member is a lawyer (1) who is licensed and in good standing to practice law in a state other than Colorado but who is not licensed to practice law in Colorado, (2) who resides in Colorado, and  (3) who is a member of an Affiliated Local Bar Association.  Each resident CBA member shall pay the same CBA dues as are required of active CBA members and shall enjoy all of the rights and privileges of CBA membership except the right to hold office or to vote.

RETIRED MEMBERS

A retired member is a lawyer who is 65 years of age or older and who is not actively engaged in full time law practice. Retired members shall be entitled to vote but not to hold office and shall pay such reduced annual dues as is fixed by the Board of Governors.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

An associate member is a non-lawyer whose primary occupation is directly involved in assisting attorneys on a regular basis in the delivery of legal services. Associate members shall be limited to paralegals, legal assistants, law office administrators, legal secretaries, court personnel, and bar association staff. All associate members will be required to have an attorney member sponsor their annual renewal and certify the non-lawyer is directly involved in assisting attorneys on a regular basis in the delivery of legal services. Associate members shall pay dues as fixed by the Board of Governors and shall enjoy all CBA rights and privileges except the right to vote or to hold office.

INACTIVE MEMBERS

An inactive member is any lawyer who is on inactive status with the Colorado Supreme Court. Inactive members shall be exempt from joining a local bar association, and shall pay dues as fixed by the Board of Governors. Inactive members shall enjoy all CBA rights and privileges except the right to vote or to hold office.