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The PDC welcomes anyone in the legal professional development field to sumbit an application for membership!

Membership applications are reviewed at the beginning of each month by the PDC Membership Committee. Applicants should expect a decision within 4-6 weeks of submitting.

To learn more about the criteria for membership in the PDC and for information regarding our annual dues rates, visit our Membership page. 


Basic Membership - Click here to submit your application

Vendor Membership- Click here to submit your application 


  1. Click the "Submit your application here!" link above. (If you are not sure which category you fit into, look below to view the Basic or Vendor membership descriptions.)
  2. Log in or Create a PDC profile.
  3. Complete the membership application.
  4. Sit tight. Membership applications are reviewed monthly, you should hear back in 4-6 weeks

Please be advised that the 2023-2024 membership starts May 1, 2024, and goes until April 30, 2025. 


Basic Members

Over the last several years, we’ve seen roles within legal professional development evolve and grow – with many of our members taking on additional scope and responsibility. Indeed, our membership includes individuals with significant responsibility in DE&I, well-being, pro bono, coaching, and talent management.

 Basic membership is open to people who work in PD for lawyers (defined broadly in scope) at the time of application whether at a law firm, law school, in-house legal department, government agency, or nonprofit organization. Alumni are eligible to maintain their membership in this category as long as they do not qualify for vendor membership.

Vendor Members

We have also seen that many of our PDC colleagues want to remain connected to our incredible community after they transition to a non-legal setting or consultant roles.

To maintain those connections, we are introducing a *new* membership type. Members in the vendor member category own or work for a business of any kind, whether incorporated or not, that could sell or advertise to PDC members.