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FCCA Membership Information

Members are any employees of the Administrative Office, Federal Judicial Center, District Court, Circuit Court, Bankruptcy Court, Probation, Pretrial, Court Reporters, Law Clerks, and other stakeholders in compliance with the FCCA Bylaws.

The Membership Year is January 1 - December 31.

Three classes of membership are offered in FCCA:

  • Unit Executive:  $75
  • Chief Deputy/Other Court Executive:  $50
  • Deputy Clerk/AO/Retired/Other:  $25


Payment options include Credit Card or Check. Members can mail their membership dues to be manually processed by the Treasurer, but are strongly encouraged to expedite their membership dues by accessing the online payment feature.



Pay a one-time low membership fee and never worry about your dues again.  Enjoy the convenience of being "Paid up for Life."

  • $750.00 for Clerks/Unit Executives
  • $500.00 for Chief Deputy/Other Court Executives
  • $250.00 for Deputy Clerks
  • $125.00 for Retirees
The purchase of a lifetime FCCA membership entitles the member to a lifetime membership in the Federal Court Clerks Association while employed by the Federal Judiciary.  Should the member retire or separate from the Judiciary, their membership with the FCCA will continue to remain in effect.  However, should the FCCA be notified that an FCCA lifetime member was terminated for cause or resigned in lieu of termination, the Board of Directors shall determine if that lifetime membership should be revoked for good cause shown.  Lifetime membership dues are not refundable.

NOTE:  Upon completion of the renewal form, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. Members who prefer to mail a check should note "Membership Dues for [Member's Name]" in the note portion of the check and include a copy of your confirmation email.  Members should make checks payable to FCCA, and mail them to:

US District Court
Eastern District of Michigan
c/o Julie Owens, FCCA Treasurer
231 W. Lafayette, Room 523
Detroit, MI 48226

Members are encouraged to review and update your profile each year.  It is also important that retirees provide an e-mail address to receive FCCA notifications.



1.  A Voice in Court Administration and Employee BenefitsFCCA has been your voice on national concerns including:

  • Work Staffing Formula
  • Staffing Equalization Plan
  • Budget Cuts
  • Caseload Increases
  • Healthcare Cost Containment
  • Leave Sharing Program
  • Enhanced Employee Benefits
  • Disaster Relief
  • Inclusion of Federal Court Employees in Retirement Programs


2.  Personal and Professional Development.  FCCA hosts an Annual Conference with seminars and training opportunities:

  • Court Personnel System Updates
  • Development of Employee Skills
  • Judiciary Specific Continuing Education
  • Roundtable Discussions among Groups of Employees
  • Pre-Retirement Information
  • Certificate in Court Administration from Michigan State University
  • FCCA publishes its JOURNAL offering articles on timely federal court administration topics
  • Member Matters Newsletter - a FCCA member from each Circuit along with a FCCA board member is spotlighted in each edition!
  • FCCA sponsors an annual $2,000 Deputy Clerk Scholarship Program.  Individuals may receive up to $500 for a work or career-related course or up to $250 (or the amount of the registration fee, if higher) toward the FCCA conference.


3.  Career Enhancement & Network of Contacts.  We are one of the largest associations of federal judicial employees in the U.S.:  

  • Members from circuit, district and bankruptcy courts, as well as the Court of International Trade, Claims Court, MDL Panel, and the Arizona and Texas Training and Support Centers.
  • Membership will put you in touch with the most experienced and capable people in the judiciary.
  • A network of contacts, through the JOURNAL, annual conferences, and a framework to meet people who can help you find answers to the recurring efforts we all face in the federal court administration.
  • FCCA's new Career Guidance Program (CGP).  The CGP is a peer-to-peer process which utilizes the knowledge and career advice of our more experienced members to assist other FCCA members who seek guidance in their career development.

For any inquiries regarding membership contact:

Shelley Barko
Membership Chair
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