On January 29, 2016 the LEDES Oversight Committee members enacted a change to our membership structure.
Previously membership in the LOC was limited to organizations. An individual derived their membership in the LOC by virtue of working for a member organization. Each member organization was able to designate one voting member, an alternate voting member, and an unlimited number of general (non-voting) members for the $200 yearly membership fee. On initiatives presented to the membership for consideration, each organizational member was able to cast a single vote. Importantly, when an individual discontinued working for the member organization, the individual lost their membership in the LOC.
In 2016 the membership structure has change to individual membership. Now all LOC members have the right to vote on initiatives presented to the membership for consideration, and an individual’s membership will continue regardless of their employment status.
The only requirement to become a member in the LOC is that an individual “shall be … working, or having retired from work, in some capacity within or associated with the legal industry.”
The dues for individual members in 2016 are $95 USD.
To become a member, use the application form here.