California Lawyers Association

More from CLA at Member Renewal Time

By Tricia Horan and Ellen Miller
Interim Co-Executive Directors 

By now, you should have received your annual license fee notice from the State Bar of California. Did you know that you can renew your CLA membership at the same time you pay your yearly license fees?

All you have to do is select a CLA membership option when you renew your license with the State Bar of California. The deadline is February 1. 

Under our new membership structure, you’ll have several new options. The standard membership plan, designed for those who like things the way they are, includes access to one Section of your choice. You may add additional Sections for only $40 per year. 

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We’re offering an introductory membership for those who want a simpler association-only option and an all-access membership plan for those who wish to access all 17 Sections. To take advantage of the new all-access membership, please visit the CLA website to set that up. See all the pricing options here

We’ve created these new membership options in response to feedback from those who wanted more ways to engage with CLA.

Regardless of which membership option you choose, you will receive new value and new benefits, including:

  • Our quarterly digital publication (read the most recent edition here).
  • Additional content on key areas of general interest to all lawyers, such as law practice management and marketing, solo and small firm, health and wellness, and ethics.
  • Free and discounted CLE programming.
  • Deeply discounted member benefits, such as a student loan refinancing program from So-Fi. 
  • Free access to the Fastcase legal research platform.

When you visit CLA’s website to take advantage of all these benefits, we hope you’ll find it to be user-friendly. To improve our member experience, we recently moved to a new single sign-on for our platform, which will now link directly to our InReach learning management platform.    

Once you create an account, you will be able to use that same login to access MCLE programs, events, publications, online communities, and more.  

If you have any questions or feedback about the renewal process or the new CLA experience, we’d love to hear from you. Please reach out to us at

As we head into the holiday season, we have much to be thankful for. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day or Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we wish you and your families a safe and joyful time.

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CLA Membership is $99 and includes one section. Additional sections are $99 each.