California Lawyers Association

California Lawyers Foundation

This program features terrific speakers and elected officials from some of the most well-known cities in the state. California is a large state and the politics vary, but the process is essentially the same in terms of getting elected. However, the panelists will discuss their experiences, the processes of campaigning, contributions, and electability. The panelists will also discuss what it takes to be a great elected official and the personality traits, morals, and ethics needed to lead. Read more
For more than a decade, California legal services providers have discussed the need for a system that could easily connect individual lawyers with the many pro bono opportunities available across the state.  Read more
The California Lawyers Foundation (CLF), in its first three years of operation, has awarded over $450,000 to California organizations that are actively working to enhance diversity in the legal profession and achieve fairness in the administration of justice and the rule of law. CLF is the charitable arm of the California Lawyers Association (CLA), California’s largest voluntary bar association, representing nearly 80,000 attorneys. Now in its fourth year, CLF will award an additional $350,000 in grant funding to qualifying organizations to increase access to justice, enhance civics education for K-12 students, and eliminate financial and academic hurdles for students of color and students from low-income communities who want to pursue a career in law.  Read more
Join us for an evening with top leaders in the law.  Panelists will discuss the twists and turns of their own career paths and offer insight into how to chart your own path towards a satisfying and stimulating career in the law.  Read more
Join us for an evening with Governor Newsom's Judicial Appointments Secretary, two sitting judges and a judicial candidate! Join us for an evening with Governor Newsom’s Judicial Appointments Secretary, two sitting judges, and a judicial candidate for a discussion about how to become a judge in the great state of California. Read more
A law academy for low-income high school students in Oakland is one of several projects recently funded by grants from the California Lawyers Foundation, the California Lawyers Association’s charitable arm and partner. Read more
The entertainment and media landscape has changed and continues to expand. Streaming is now the dominant player in consuming content. Hollywood executives continue to adapt to the changing times, while consumers and content creation continues to be led by a "Golden Age" of a creator economy. Read more
Front office executive and attorney Branch Rickey (MLB Hall of Fame) who invented the farm system, introduced batting helmets, and broke the color barrier by bringing Jackie Robinson to the Dodgers, once said baseball (and sports in general) would be run by lawyers. Read more
This is the Summer 2021 Law Student Scholarship Program Application Form. Read more
Join the California Lawyers Foundation for the first in our speaker series. This program is a fundraiser to support the California Lawyers Foundation ( Suggested Donation is $25.00 - $50.00 and will support Diversity Fellowship programs in rural communities. Read more

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