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Law students are invited to join three free one-year student memberships to the California Lawyers Association (CLA). Membership only runs through the calendar year. You may submit a new form in the beginning of the year for every year you are enrolled in law school.


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Below are some offerings that may interest you as a law student. Some programs require the applicant to be a member of that Section.

Mentorship Programs

Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section

The Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section is currently recruiting attorneys and law students to participate in the 2019-2020 Mentorship Program. You may apply to be a mentor, mentee, or both. If you are interested in joining the Mentorship Program, you must complete the following questionnaire(s) no later than Friday, September 6, 2019.

You MUST be a member of the Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section to participate in this mentorship program.

Nobody did it on their own. Do you remember navigating your legal career and how important mentors were to your development? This is your chance to give back and help another attorney or law student. Your help can make a tremendous difference.

Mentor Questionnaire

Are you an attorney or a law student looking for a mentor to provide you with advice for your legal career?

Mentee Questionnaire

For questions, please contact Elizabeth Castillo at ecastillo@cpmlegal.com.

For more information on the Mentorship Program, click here.

Labor and Employment Law Section

The Labor and Employment Law Section connects individuals as mentors and mentees. The Section makes the initial introduction between the mentor and mentee, and the mentor and mentee are responsible for contacting each other and developing their relationship. If you are interested in participating as a mentor or mentee, please sign up here.

You MUST be a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section to participate in this mentorship program.


Educational Programs

Some sections offer free or discounted price for educational programs to law students. Check back periodically to see if any new programs have been added.

November 6-8, 2019 | 2019 Annual Meeting California Tax Bar and California Tax Policy Conference

Presented by the Taxation Section

Make plans to join us for California’s foremost tax conference, the 2019 Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar and California Tax Policy Conference! Satisfy your annual MCLE requirements in beautiful sunny San Diego while networking with key tax officials, fellow tax practitioners, colleagues and friends. The Conference features two and a half energy-packed days with an agenda of 34 educational courses and numerous networking opportunities tailored to attorneys, CPAs, corporate tax executives, financial planners, enrolled agents, government tax officials, legislators and staff, and law students. See here for more information.


Fellowship Programs

Environmental Law Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Program

Summer 2020 – $6,500 Stipend

The Environmental Law Section of the California Lawyers Association is seeking applicants for its Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Program for Summer 2020. The program places law students in environmental law internship positions at participating public interest organizations and governmental agencies. Students are also paired with a practicing environmental lawyer to provide mentoring and are invited to participate in other environmental law related activities over the summer. Fellows receive a stipend of $6,500 for an 8-10 week summer internships. Further details can be found here.

See highlights from the 2019 Fellowship program here.

You MUST be a member of the Environmental Law Section in order to be eligible for the program.


Section Reporter

Intellectual Property Section

Are you interested in becoming an IP Section Reporter? The Intellectual Property Section of the California Lawyers Association is looking for 2Ls, 3Ls and recent graduates to serve as IP Section Reporters for 2019. Learn more here.

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