Become a Pound Fellow

CLICK HERE to become a Pound Fellow or to make your dues donation online
OR complete a membership enrollment form.

Pound Fellow Benefits

  • Receive a copy of The Founding Lawyers and America’s Quest for Justice, and Pound’s most recent Judges Forum reports upon enrollment;
  • Be listed as a Fellow on the Pound website;
  • Be listed as a Fellow on all materials distributed at Pound Programs (Judges Forums, Twiggs Lectures, Academic Symposia);
  • Support (and receive the final research and report of) the Annual Forum for State Appellate Court Judges; 
  • Support (and receive the academic papers written for) Pound’s periodic Academic Symposia wherein law school academics create and present original academic research on the civil justice system; receive a paper copy of the law school’s law review containing Symposium papers;
  • Support the Howard Twiggs Memorial Lecture on Professionalism at the AAJ annual conventions;
  • Be invited to attend the Fellows Reception at the AAJ annual and midwinter conventions;
  • Receive a handsome membership certificate;
  • Receive digital artwork to use in displaying your status as a Pound Fellow on your website and in digital communications;
  • Receive “Pound Fellow” ribbons to wear at AAJ conventions and elsewhere; and
  • Make possible other programs that encourage open dialogue with the academic and judicial communities.

In addition:

  • Attorneys who join at the “Supporting” ($650 annually) or higher levels will be listed as sponsors of the bi-annual Fellows Receptions on the event announcements and signage; and
  • Fellows who contribute to the annual Forum for State Appellate Court Judges will be listed in the Forum reports and in the materials provided to attending judges.
  • Donations to the Pound Civil Justice Institute are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.

Annual Dues
Associate Fellow - $95/annually (for attorneys admitted to practice fewer than 5 years)
Member Fellow - $200/annually or $15/monthly
Sustaining Fellow - $350/annually or $25/monthly
Supporting Fellow - $650/annually or $50/monthly. Listed as a sponsor of the Pound Fellows Receptions.
Jury Guardian Fellow - $5,000/annually or $400/monthly. Listed as a sponsor of the Pound Fellows Receptions and a $1,000 donor to the 2013 Judges Forum.
Jury Guardian Law Firm - $5,000/annually or $400/monthly. For law firms, firm name will be listed as a member on Pound's Website. Listed as a sponsor of the Pound Fellows Receptions and a $1000 donor to the 2013 Judges Forum. Firm's attorneys are invited to the Pound Fellows Receptions.
Justice Association Member - $2,000/annually – for state justice associations – all dues go to the Judges Forum; Association Members will be listed as Forum supporters in all Forum materials.

To join the Pound Institute at any of these levels, complete a membership form and return it to the Pound Institute, or CLICK HERE to donate online. Questions? Contact us at, or call 202-944-2841.