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PDC Membership

The PDC community is composed of dedicated professionals working in a broad range of roles within the field of legal professional development, as well as our professional development colleagues in fields adjacent to the law.  As of May 1, 2023 we are introducing a simplified membership system with two membership categories, explained below, as well as the Trusted Advisor Membership Program.

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 legal PD (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 are not in a position to sell their services to PDC members.

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.  

Trusted Advisor Members

The PDC Trusted Advisor program offers a special category of membership for a limited time to consultants and vendors who have been chosen through application and review.  For more information about the Trusted Advisor Program, click here.

A Note on the New Membership Types

PDC continuously looks for ways to improve our organization and our offerings to better serve our members. We believe these new restructured and more simplified membership categories will provide even more value and connections for our members. All of this is an effort to live up to our motto and do what we do best: Drive legal performance.

Please view the table below to see all benefits of your PDC membership.

Member Benefit Table 


Membership Dues

Individual annual membership dues are for the membership year through April 30, 2024.  For organizations with four or more members, the fourth and additional members are eligible for 50% off membership. Fill out this form if you are renewing with a 4+ group, or need to add additional members. 


**PDC understands the unique financial circumstances of government agencies, non-profit organizations, and law schools, and therefore offers a possible dues reduction on a case-by-case basis. Please email


Join Us! 

We welcome new members to join the PDC. The Membership Committee reviews new applications for membership monthly. Please submit your Member Application today!