Join the IAFL

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IAFL have three classes of fellowship into which new Fellows may join:

  • A Fellow is one who at the time of admission is in active legal practice a significant part of whose work is family law, including a substantial international component
  • A Judicial Fellow is one who at the time of admission is in practice as a Family Law Judge
  • An Associate Fellow is a lawyer by education or professional qualification who does not practise family law but who has made or is making a major contribution to international family law.

If you are interested in joining IAFL in any of the above classes, please review our Admission Criteria to help you to understand whether or not you would be eligible for membership.  If you are happy that you meet the criteria then use the link below to request an invitation package.  Please note that you will be charged an administration fee of $100.  This fee is not refundable but is credited against fees on election and admission to the Academy. In addition we strongly recommend that your professional referees include two active, independent senior family law practitioners who do not practise with you but have knowledge of your practice and who have agreed to provide written references upon request from us.  It is desirable, although not essential, that at least one of these referees be a Fellow of the IAFL. If your request for invitation is successful, you will be required to pay an initial joining fee of $175, a membership fee, currently $490 per year year for Fellows and $80 per year for Judicial and Associate Fellows. The Chapters also charge annual fees to Fellows: USA Chapter $250, Canadian Chapter $200, European Chapter $225, Asia Pacific Chapter $150.

If you wish, for whatever reason, to apply for a reduction in the dues, such an application would be considered and dealt with confidentially at the point of accepting an invitation to join IAFL or at any time subsequently.  In addition, there is a fund to help with the cost of attending meetings for those who wish to make use of it.  Any application for such assistance would also be dealt with confidentially.

Admission Criteria

If you are interested in joining the Academy, please review our Admission Criteria to help you to understand whether or not you would be eligible for membership

Request an Invitation

If you are happy that you meet the admission criteria then use the link below to request an invitation package.