Volunteer Leader Challenge

Share your love of CLA!

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This new membership recruitment challenge is exclusive to all of you, our volunteer leaders. Help us spread the word about CLA and grow our membership.

Tell your network about CLA for chances to win an iPad Air and CLA zip-up hoodie sweatshirts. Every new member who joins CLA will receive access to valuable CLA benefits such as 18 hours of free MCLE* each year, Fastcase, discounts, and online communities! We also serve our members through advocacy and the initiatives we work on to improve the legal profession.

Each member you recruit will count as one entry into the drawing. The Section with the most new sign-ups through this challenge gets bragging rights.

This challenge is a win-win:

  1. You invite a new member
  2. Your invitee joins CLA
  3. They get access to valuable CLA benefits
  4. You get another chance to win!

Use this form to help us track everyone you refer: Submission Form. We will accept form submissions through February 28, 2021.

We have created some resources to help you with this challenge. View resources here.

*MCLE hours are a combination of participatory and self-study credits


NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.  The sweepstakes is open to all individuals who refer new members to CLA and complete the referral entry form here as of December 16th, 2020 who are 18 years of age or older on the date of entry. The prizes for this sweepstakes are valued at a. Apple iPad Air – $599 and CLA Branded Hoodie Sweatshirt – $48.99 each (Total 8). The odds of winning will depend upon number of entries received. 9 prizes will be awarded.  Sweepstakes are subject to the Official Rules. The Sponsor is the California Lawyers Association.


Resources

Use the following resources to help you outreach to future CLA members. The copy and scripts provided below are guides that we recommend you refine and customize to your own voice and personality.

Elevator Pitch

Written pitch:

The California Lawyers Association supports the growth and continued success of California’s diverse legal community by providing access to a trusted professional network, unparalleled educational resources, advocacy and initiatives on behalf of the legal profession. Let us empower you; join today!

Conversational pitch:

CLA empowers California’s diverse legal community. We advocate on behalf of the legal profession and provide the resources you need to grow and succeed in your career.

Email Copy

Subject line: Special Invitation 

Hi [name],

I’d like to share the tremendous amount of value I’ve received from my membership with the California Lawyers Association.

The member benefits are amazing! At only $99, you get access to 18 hours of free MCLE a year, the Fastcase legal research platform (valued at over $900/year and comparable to Westlaw or Lexis), a statewide community, and so much more, such as:

  • An exclusive Online Community for members to engage with and learn from each other
  • The CLA Career Center where members can connect with employers and qualified job candidates
  • Discounts on professional services and products through CalBar Connect
  • The new Privacy Law Section and the addition of immigration to the International Law and Immigration Section
  • Advocacy: The needs of California’s legal professionals are our highest priority, so we lead by raising the voices of members to create policy change.
  • Initiatives: We work on many initiatives to improve the legal profession including Access to Justice, Civics Engagement and Outreach, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

I invite you to sign up today. If you haven’t already paid your State Bar fees, simply select the section(s) you’d like to join at Step 4 in your My State Bar Profile. If you’ve already paid your fees, sign up directly at calawyers.org. Let me know if you do! If you’re on the fence, I would love to share more about my experience with you.

Thank you,

[your name]

Phone Call Script & Notes

Hey [name], 

How are you? [start the conversation as you normally would with your colleague, friend, connection]

I wanted to inform you about the California Lawyers Association, it’s an independent professional association that advocates for all CA attorneys. 

Being a CLA member has been a really empowering experience for me. I have met so many wonderful colleagues and mentors. [insert personal story about recent experience volunteering and how it adds value to your life]

Notes about CLA for your call:

CLA’s mission is to promote excellence, diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and fairness in the administration of justice and the rule of law.  

The member benefits are amazing! At only $99, you get access to 18 hours of free MCLE a year, the Fastcase legal research platform (valued at over $900/year and comparable to Westlaw or Lexis), a statewide community, and so much more, such as:

  • An exclusive Online Community for members to engage with and learn from each other
  • The CLA Career Center where members can connect with employers and qualified job candidates
  • Discounts on professional services and products through CalBar Connect
  • The new Privacy Law Section and the addition of immigration to the International Law and Immigration Section
  • Advocacy: The needs of California’s legal professionals are our highest priority, so we lead by raising the voices of members to create policy change.
  • Initiatives: We work on many initiatives to improve the legal profession including Access to Justice, Civics Engagement and Outreach, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Here’s how you can sign up: If you haven’t already paid your State Bar fees, simply select the section(s) you’d like to join at Step 4 in your My State Bar Profile. If you’ve already paid your fees, sign up directly at calawyers.org. 

Personal Social Media Caption

Being a CLA member has been a really empowering experience for me. I have met so many wonderful colleagues and mentors, and I love the MCLE programs, advocacy, and initiatives they work on to improve the legal profession. Join today to start accessing valuable member benefits such as 18 hours of free MCLE a year, the Fastcase legal research platform, exclusive discounts, online communities, and more! Comment below or DM me for the sign up info – would love to share more about CLA.

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