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Thank you for your continued membership with California Lawyers Association (CLA). Please renew your membership in each section you belong to for another year.

My State Bar Profile

If you are a current member and would like to renew your membership with CLA, please log onto your My State Bar Profile and select the section(s) of your choice by Feb. 1, 2022. Questions? Check out our FAQ about renewal.

Agency Billing

If your law firm pays for your CLA membership, please reach out to your finance/accounting department to confirm your dues have been paid via State Bar agency billing.

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If you are facing financial hardship and need assistance with your membership dues, please email us at

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.

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Career Center

Looking for a new job opportunity or have a role to offer? We have a Career Center for you.

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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).
  • 6.5 free hours of self-study MCLE Credit
  • 10% off CEB books, onLAW titles, and libraries
  • Up-to-date California legislation tracking

Connection & Visibility

As the largest, established 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 New Lawyers Section is a proud part of CLA, supporting all lawyers in California who have been practicing 8 years or fewer.

We advocate for you

Raising Your Voices

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

We have been at the center of action on numerous items of interest to our members and to the legal profession in general.

Not a member? Join today with plans starting at $110.

If you are facing financial hardship and need assistance with your membership dues, please email us at

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the renewal fee?

The renewal fee starts at $110 depending on the membership plan.

Learn more about the three CLA membership plans here.

How or where do I renew?

You will renew your CLA membership when you log into your State Bar Profile to pay your Annual State Bar fees.

  1. Access your State Bar profile by clicking here.
  2. When you reach the “California Lawyers Association” page, confirm the CLA Membership box is selected. This will be the Introductory Plan option.
  3. To add Section(s), check your desired Section(s). Additional Sections are $40 each.

If you have five (5) or more sections, upgrading to the All-Access Plan will save you money and give you access to everything CLA has to offer – including digital access to ALL section publications! You can now sign up for this option on the CLA website:

  1. If needed, create an account on the CLA website:
  2. Make sure you are logged into the CLA website
  3. Access this page to purchase the All-Access membership:

If you are registered through your law firm, reach out to your finance/accounting department and ask them to pay your dues via State Bar agency billing. More information can be found by visiting

If your law firm pays for your CLA membership, please reach out to your finance/accounting department to confirm your dues have been paid via State Bar agency billing.

What is the deadline to renew?

The deadline to renew through your My State Bar Profile is Feb. 1, 2022.

Do I have to renew? I thought I already did.

If you joined on or before September 30, 2021, you need to renew for 2022.

If you joined on or after October 1, 2021, your membership is valid through 2022.

Can I renew my membership online?

Yes. Renewals can be paid online through your My State Bar Profile. At this time, renewal is not possible through the CLA website.

Instead of paying online, can I pay by check?

Yes. Calculate your fees online in your My State Bar Profile and print the invoice generated. Mail the invoice along with a payment by check to the State Bar.

My firm is paying for my State Bar annual fees. When can I pay for my CLA section membership?

Please note that if your firm is paying for your State Bar annual fees, the annual fees must be paid and processed by the State Bar before you are able to pay for your CLA section membership dues. If you are not paying your State Bar annual fees at the same time of your CLA section membership dues, please log back into your State Bar profile and process the CLA section membership dues separately after the State Bar processes the annual fee.

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach us at or 916-516-1760.

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CLA Membership is $99 and includes one section. Additional sections are $99 each.