Good Standing Law and Legal Definition

Member in good standing is the status assigned to a member of an organization when he or she has remained current on organization dues and payments. Staying current with filing of required periodical reports such as registration, license and tax is also generally a criteria for a member to be in good standing. The term, however, must be construed under ordinary rules and with reference to the by-laws and constitution of the organization.

Example of a Federal Statute defining member in good standing.

29 USCS § 402 (o) "Member" or "member in good standing," when used in reference to a labor organization, includes any person who has fulfilled the requirements for membership in such organization, and who neither has voluntarily withdrawn from membership nor has been expelled or suspended from membership after appropriate proceedings consistent with lawful provisions of the constitution and bylaws of such organization.