Member Benefits

Setting the Legal Profession up for success

As a member of CLA, you are part of a community of attorneys and other professionals who carry a wide array of expertise in many fields of law. No matter what Section you are a part of, you have access to all of these benefits:

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Online Community

Connect with other CLA members, ask questions, offer ideas, and comment on the latest developments in the legal world. Access with your CLA log-in.

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Career Center

Looking for a new job opportunity or have a role to offer? Check out our Career Center.

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CalBar Connect

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MCLE & Resources

  • Get high-quality MCLE content online in the format that works best for you: live webinars, on-demand video, downloadable podcasts, and self-study articles.
  • Fastcase Legal Research – Free access to powerful service that puts a comprehensive, nationwide law library at your fingertips (valued at $995/year).

Connection & Visibility

As the largest, established and network of California attorneys, CLA provides a platform for you to make meaningful connections and have your work seen and heard.

  • Attend networking events and conferences, including our Annual Meeting, at a discounted registration rate.
  • Reach statewide audiences through our leadership volunteer, public speaking, and writing opportunities.
  • Are you a new lawyer? The California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA) is a proud part of CLA, supporting all lawyers in California who have been practicing 8 years or fewer.

We advocate for you

Your Voice at the Capitol

We are the bar association serving all California lawyers. The needs of California’s legal professionals are our highest priority, so we lead by raising the voices of members to create policy change.

Based in Sacramento, we have been at the center of the action on a number of items of interest to our members and to the legal profession in general.

Learn more about our advocacy efforts.


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CYLA and Section-Specific Benefits

▶ CYLA
  • CYLA members within their first year of admission to the bar are eligible to join 1 FREE CLA section of their choice. Apply here
  • Networking opportunities, mentoring resources, and social events
  • Access to scholarly publications and self-study MCLE articles
  • Access to our eNews newsletter with articles and programming relevant to new lawyers
  • Substantial discounts on in-person and online MCLE programming put on by CYLA and the Sections
  • Membership in one of the largest voluntary associations of new lawyers nationwide
▶ Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section
▶ Business Law Section

▶ Criminal Law Section

▶ Environmental Law Section
▶ Family Law Section
▶ Intellectual Property Law Section
▶ International Law Section
  • The International Law Section Newsstand via Lexology
  • The California International Law Journal, published biannually
  • CLA-INT’L News, published quarterly
  • Periodic networking events
  • Discount on International Law Section programs — a value in excess of your annual Section dues alone!
  • Speaking Opportunities at numerous Law Student Outreach Events and Section Programs
  • Webinars containing MCLE education from our section
  • Invitations to visit foreign bars
▶ Labor and Employment Law Section
▶ Law Practice Management and Technology Section
▶ Litigation Section
▶ Public Law Section
▶ Real Property Law Section
▶ Solo and Small Firm Section
▶ Taxation Section
  • The Taxation Section Newsstand via Lexology
  • Subscription to California Tax Lawyer and the Taxation Section eNews
  • Subscription to the California Journal of Tax Litigation (a publication of the Tax Procedure and Litigation standing committee)
  • Member rate to top programs, including the Annual Meeting of the Taxation Section and the California Tax Policy Conference, the Annual Estate and Gift Tax Conference, Annual Income Tax Seminar, and the Young Tax Lawyers Annual Meeting
  • Low cost webinars and self-study MCLE education
▶ Trusts and Estates Section
▶ Workers’ Compensation Section

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