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Member Benefits

When you become a member of CLA, you join a community of attorneys and other professionals who carry a wide array of expertise in many fields of law at the state, federal, and international level. By joining, you enjoy benefits for all members in addition to benefits offered by your section(s). Here is a comprehensive list:

CLA Benefits for ALL Members

Section and CYLA Benefits

  • 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
  • Periodic networking events
  • Discount on at least two CEB/International Law Section programs — a value in excess of your annual Section dues alone!
  • “The Law Doc is IN” ‎- with CLA strategic partnerships, a new launch of FREE member lunch hours to discuss developing topics and issues in substantive area of law with international import
  • Immigration Lunch Law: civics and community outreach‎ on key issues on practical aspects of immigration under national developments that impact persons living here and seeking status
  • International trips to foreign bar events
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
  • The Solo & Small Firm Section Newsstand via Lexology
  • The Practitioner, a quarterly publication delivered to your mailbox, free to members
  • Solo Advisor, a monthly e-newsletter delivered to your inbox with updates and articles (fka ePractitioner)
  • Webinars containing MCLE education, six free hours of MCLE, discounted cost Wednesday Webinars, and low cost self-study
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)
  • The Tax Law Newsstand via Lexology
  • 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
  • Webinars containing MCLE education, six free hours of MCLE and low cost webinars and self-study
Trusts and Estates Section
Workers’ Compensation Section


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