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Hone your practice skills at Section programs, where leaders in the profession discuss the latest case law, legislation, and policy considerations, along with practical approaches to emerging and recurring issues in all areas of IP practice. Regularly offered programs include:

  • Our flagship annual IP Institute
  • The Patent Office Comes to California
  • The Trademark Office Comes to California
  • The Copyright Office Comes to California
  • IP in Entertainment & Media
  • IP and the Internet

Section Interest Groups offer timely updates and practice pointers via frequent webinars. The Section also offers an extensive online catalog of on-demand CLE.

Section members receive discounts on in-person programs and are given access to complimentary CLE self-study credits in ethics and other required topics. These discounts pay for Section membership many times over.

For more information on all education offered by CLA, including our free MCLE of the month, click here.

Self-Study CLE

Online articles from Section publications are available for self-study MCLE credit. Each article is worth 1 hour of self-study credit. It’s easy … read an article and then take a 20-question quiz. The answers and justifications are available immediately upon submitting the quiz. You can earn up to 12.5 hours of self-study credit per reporting period. To see our self-study offerings, go to the CLA online catalog of articles and select “Intellectual Property Law.”

Interest Group Calls

Several of our Interest Groups have regular monthly or quarterly calls to discuss current cases and developments and work through practical hypotheticals. Interest Groups also offer opportunities to write articles, coordinate or speak on webinars, and participate in the IP Section in other ways. See a list of the upcoming interest group calls.

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.

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