SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP CLASSES
Membership in the Society is open to any practicing Catholic in one of four classes.
Dues are only $30.00 per year and $10.00 per year for students and paralegals. To apply for membership complete the form on this website and mail it with your check to:

St. Thomas More Society
4800 Union Deposit Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111-3710

The relevant section of the Society’s by-laws concerning Classes of Members is reproduced below:

ARTICLE IV

Members

Section 1. Classes of Members - There shall be four classes of membership in the Society:
(a) Active, (b) Honorary, (c) Student, and (d) Associate.

(a)    Active Members - Any person who is a practicing Catholic and who is either admitted and in good standing to practice law in any state, territory or possession of the United States or in any foreign country or who holds a degree in canon law awarded by any recognized Catholic institution of higher learning, may, upon application and payment of the annual dues for the current year, become an Active Member of the Society; provided, however, that a majority of the officers of the Society, for a period of thirty (30) days following the receipt of such application, shall have the right to refuse membership to any applicant for non-compliance with any of the above requirements. If any applicant is refused membership under this provision, the applicant shall be notified promptly of the reason for such refusal and may, within thirty (30) days of such notice of refusal, petition the Board of Governors for reconsideration of such refusal.

(b)    Honorary Members - Honorary Members may be elected by the Board of Governors. Persons holding Honorary Membership shall have all the rights and privileges of Active Members, except those of voting and holding office.

(c)    Student Members - Any student of an ABA accredited law school who is a practicing Catholic may, upon application and payment of the annual dues for the current year, become a Student Member of the Society. Student Members shall have all the rights and privileges of Active Members, except those of voting and holding office.

(d)    Associate Members - Any member of the general public interested in the furtherance of the objects and purposes of the Society, may, upon application and payment of the annual dues for the current year, become an Associate Member. Associate Members shall have all the rights and privileges of Active Members, except those of voting and holding office.

Section 2. Dues - The annual dues of all members of the Society, except Honorary Members who shall pay no dues, shall be payable on or before a date selected by the officers. The amount of such dues shall be as determined from time to time by the Board of Governors.

Section 3. Termination of Membership - The Board of Governors, by an affirmative vote of six (6) or more members, may suspend or expel a member for cause after an appropriate hearing.

Section 4. Reinstatement - Upon written request signed by a terminated member and filed with the Secretary, the Board of Governors may, by an affirmative vote of six (6) or more members, reinstate such former member of the Society who had been terminated pursuant to Section 3 hereof, to membership in the Society, upon such terms as the Board of Governors may deem appropriate.

Section 5. Voting Rights - Each Active Member shall be entitled to one vote on each matter submitted to the vote of the members. Honorary, Student, and Associate Members shall not have the right to vote.