Membership Types and Definitions

 

 

General Members: 
Open to licensed attorneys who are in good standing with the State Bar of California or who are admitted to practice before the highest court of any state, district, territory or possession of the United States.

 

Sustaining Members: 
Open to licensed attorneys who are in good standing with the State Bar of California or who are admitted to practice before the highest court of any state, district, territory or possession of the United States, who voluntarily pay higher dues to support LACBA.

 

Affiliate Members: 
Open to licensed attorneys who also are current members of one of LACBA's Affiliate Bar Associations, who are in good standing with the State Bar of California, or who are admitted to practice before the highest court of any state, district, territory or possession of the United States.

 

Law School Faculty/Dean Members: 
Open to anyone who is a full-time faculty member, Assistant Dean, Associate Dean, or Dean of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and/or Committee of Bar Examiners of California.

 

Judicial Members: 
Open to anyone who is currently serving as a Justice, Judge, Administrative Law Judge, full-time Commissioner or Magistrate of a court of record of the United States, the State of California or of any agency of the federal, state, territorial, possession, county or city government or of any agency determined to be a “public agency.”

 

Government/Public Service Members: 
Open to licensed attorneys admitted to practice before the highest court of any state, district, territory or possession of the United States and is currently a full-time employee of any agency of the federal, state, territorial, possession, county or city government or of any other agency determined to be a “public agency.”

 

Associate Members: 
Open to paralegals, law firm administrators and other non-lawyer professionals whose are interested in the law or legal profession and those admitted to practice law only in jurisdictions outside the United States, its territories and possessions.

 

Law Student Members:  
Open to current students who are enrolled in a law school recognized by the American Bar Association or Committee of Bar Examiners of California.  Those who take the first California bar exam following graduation may continue as law student members until they are admitted to practice.

 

VIP Members: 
Open to licensed attorneys who are in good standing with the State Bar of California or who are admitted to practice before the highest court of any state, district, territory or possession of the United States.