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Redline is an international law association open only to lawyers who satisfy membership eligibility criteria or who are invited to join by existing members.

If you are in the United States, you must be an attorney licensed, and a bar association member in good standing, in at least one of the fifty states or Washington, D.C. If you reside outside the United States, you must be a lawyer or equivalent legal professional (such as a counselor, barrister, advocate or solicitor) duly educated, licensed or accredited, and authorized in good standing.

In addition, you must satisfy Redline eligibility criteria: only lawyers deemed likely to contribute quality discussions and content will be extended an invitation to join. We consider years, breadth and depth of experience, and a demonstrated record of accomplishment or publication. As a general rule, lawyers with at least 3-5 years of actual legal experience are more likely to be admitted.

Complete the below to request an invitation. Please allow at least 3-5 business days to process your invitation request.

The information you provide here will be used solely to evaluate eligibility for membership, and will not be used for any marketing, promotional, or other purposes.
Format: mm/dd/yyyy (eg 12/22/1993).
To help us verify your eligibility, you may wish to provide your bar association or registration number if applicable. (US lawyers: insert the bar number applicable to the first state you've listed above.)
To help us verify your eligibility, you may wish to submit a website address such as your bio page, blog, or LinkedIn profile.
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