Congratulations on your recent appointment to the judiciary!  Your membership in and support of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association (FMJA) would really mean a lot to us and give us a real boost for the important work we do on behalf of all federal magistrate judges whether full-time, part-time, or retired.

The FMJA has been successful in advancing the interests of its members by:

  • Sponsoring the annual legislative committee reception for congressional members in September.
  • Working in partnership with the Federal Judges Association and National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges to advance the interests of the judiciary in pay restoration.
  • Working to advance the interests of members of the FMJA in improved benefits.
  • Improving communication within the organization through the Association’s newsletter.
  • Advancing the scholarly work of FMJA members through the online Federal Courts Law Review (
  • Representing and advancing the interests of the membership at periodic Administrative Office Magistrate Judge Advisory Board meetings and at the annual meeting with the Chief Justice of the United States.
  • Advancing the membership’s opposition to the Sunshine in Litigation Act, which proposes that judges conduct an item-by-item review of documents sought to be protected by a protective order.

Please take a few moments now to become a new member of the FMJA.  If you have questions about FMJA membership, please feel free to contact Shari Bedker at  We thank you for your support of the organization, and we will continue to work hard to advance the interests of our membership.

Membership Information

Annual dues for membership in the FMJA are as follows:
 Full-Time Magistrate Judges:  $265.00
 if paid by February 1  $240.00
 if paid by Direct Deposit  $20.00/month ($240.00)
 Part-Time Magistrate Judges:
 if earning ≥$20,000 as a Magistrate Judge  $120.00
 if paid by February 1  $108.00
 if paid by Direct Deposit  $9.00/month ($108.00)
 if earning <$20,000 as a Magistrate Judge  $68.00
 if paid by February 1  $60.00
 if paid by Direct Deposit  $5.00/month ($60.00)
 Retired Magistrate Judge:  $35.00

Direct Deposit Information

To have an automatic monthly withdrawal of $20 per month from your paycheck for your FMJA dues, please download, complete, and email document to Brandi Gehman.

Online Membership Application