California Lawyers Association

New Annual Meeting Track for Law Students

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September 2023

By Olga Diaz

Annual Meeting law student track

California Lawyers Association has added a new law student track of content specially curated for the brilliant legal minds of the next generation.

Law students receive discounted admission to the Annual Meeting, giving them a deep dive into specialty topics, networking, and fun. 

On September 21, law students will experience the powerhouse keynote line-up featuring Bryan Stevenson, Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, and Patricia Guerrero, Chief Justice of California. The day continues with a special networking luncheon, two student-track panels, and a CLA-wide opening reception.  

Here is the schedule:

9:45-11:00 a.m Bryan Stevenson Opening Keynote

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Chief Justice Patricia Guererro Keynote

12:15-1:15 p.m. CLA Section Networking Lunch

CLA Student Track Panels:

1:30-2:45 p.m. California Lawyers Association (CLA) 101 

Learn more about California Lawyers Association’s dynamic 18 sections that cover different law practice areas, legislative advocacy, membership benefits for students, and leadership roles and opportunities. A panel of members will discuss their leadership roles within the association and offer insight into how you can chart your own path within the association and future legal career.

3:00-4:15 p.m. Design Your Future as a California Lawyer

Connect with a panel of attorneys, some of the most highly regarded leaders in their legal field, who can answer your questions and help you design your future as a California attorney! Panelists will share their personal journeys to success within their fields and provide an overview of ā€œthings to considerā€ when choosing a practice area, an employer, and how to prepare as a law student to enter the field of your choice.

5:00-6:30 p.m. CLA Opening Night Reception & Expo

The Law Student Track single-day registration fee is $200 and you can register online any time. If you would like to request a scholarship, please complete the financial assistance request form and follow up with an email to  

Law students may also register for the full three-day meeting at a special discounted rate of $295 and enjoy all the Annual Meeting programming from September 21-23.

We look forward to greeting you and helping you on your journey to becoming a California Lawyer. 

Olga Diaz is California Lawyers Associationā€™s Associate Executive Director for Inclusion, Outreach, and Strategic Initiatives.

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