Be a CLA member
Are you a licensed attorney in California looking to level up your professional career and the impact attorneys have in California? We got YOU!
It’s time to sign up and enjoy the extensive benefits California Lawyers Association (CLA) has to offer.
Coming in 2023
Don’t miss out on the great things coming up for CLA in 2023!
Join legal professionals from across California in sunny San Diego for 3 days of learning, earning MCLEs, networking, mixers, and much more at CLA’s Annual Meeting.
CLA’s prestigious black-tie Gala brings together lawyers, judges, and other professionals in the legal community for a night of dining, dancing, and to recognize the best in the legal profession.
We’re taking our members’ experience to a higher level in 2023 with more services, benefits, and events; so we’ll be adding new team members to get it done.
Maximize Your Membership
CLA members enjoy discounted offers on law services, home appliances, car rentals, and more through our partnership with CalBar Connect.
Connect with 88,000+ Members
As the largest, established network for California attorneys, CLA provides a variety of opportunities for you to make meaningful connections and to increase your visibility.
Expand your circle and mingle with like-minded professionals in your local legal community.
Learn, network, and exchange best practices with other legal professionals at CLA conferences.
Connect with other CLA members, ask questions, offer ideas, and comment on the latest developments in the legal world.
Get (or Stay) Involved
Leverage your expertise and share your knowledge to help CLA members advance their professional career.
Share your knowledge and experience to help shape future productive and confident leaders in the legal profession.
Help advance the mission and work of the association by volunteering on committees, becoming an advocate, participating in pro bono opportunities, and much more.
Increase your visibility through the legal profession and CLA membership by sharing your knowledge, insights, and experience at CLA in-person events or webinars.
Become a thought leader by writing insightful articles in your practice area for the legal profession.
Contribute to the professional development of fellow and new attorneys, students, and others in the legal profession.
Develop your leadership skills with executive committee appointments and various interest groups.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is the renewal fee?
The renewal fee starts at $110 depending on the membership plan.
Do I have to renew? I thought I already did.
If you joined on or before September 30, 2022, you need to renew for 2023.
If you joined on or after October 1, 2022, your membership is valid through 2023.
Can I renew my membership online?
If you are not licensed to practice in California, you will renew your membership directly with CLA.
Instead of paying online, can I pay by check?
Are you an All-Access Member? Renew Directly With CLA
My firm is paying for my State Bar annual fees. When can I pay for my CLA section membership?
I’m a law student. Can I join or renew?
A new form must be submitted each year. You can select different Sections for each year you are in law school.