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Welcome to the LACBA Student Lounge where you can obtain information and access to the many benefits of LACBA Law Student membership. Here you'll discover resources that will make your job search more productive and successful; make networking with attorneys simple; explore, learn about, and get practical information about various areas of practice; and discover how LACBA membership is your best career partner choice both as a law student and as a new attorney.

To get an edge in your career, become a LACBA Law Student Member today!

Why You Should Become a LACBA Law Student Member
Get to Know Your Field of Interest
Familiarize yourself with the different practice areas. LACBA offers members access to 24 different sections you join, each based on a particular field of practice (family law, real property, criminal law, etc.). Law students also receive the Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine with timely articles of interest to all lawyers, as well as a number of electronic publications designed to keep members informed of what's happening around the legal profession in Los Angeles County.  Learn more about LACBA sections.

Get to Know Your Future Colleagues and Employers 
There is no better way to network with the thousands of attorneys who attend LACBA Continuing Legal Education events. As a law student, you can register for these events at reduced Law Student rates. Learn more about LACBA events.

Get to Know the Court System 
One of the most difficult challenges for young attorneys and law students is understanding the court system, including procedural issues, and dealing with judges. LACBA regularly presents roundtable events where you can engage in discussions with and ask questions of judges, court clerks, and other court staff. Consult the calendar regularly at http://calendar.lacba.org/ for updates on scheduled roundtable events with court administrators and judges.

Get to Know Your Profession 
By attending events with attorneys, participating in section listserves, or volunteering in one or more of the many public services performed by LACBA, you can acquire a better grasp of your profession.


Since 1991, the California Bar Foundation has awarded more than $3.5 million through its scholarship programs. Launched in 2008, the Diversity Scholarship seeks to support newly admitted law students from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession who have committed to attend a California law school. Candidates apply for the Scholarship at the beginning of the summer prior to commencing their law school studies. The Scholarship helps pay the costs of obtaining a law school education, including tuition, fees, books, and related education expenses.

The 2015 Deadline has passed. Winners will be announced in August 2015. Check back in Spring 2016 for information about the 2016 Diversity Scholarship Application Process. http://www.calbarfoundation.org/diversity-scholarship.html

What Joining an Association Can Do for You - by David Reinert
Los Angeles Lawyer's Survival Guide for New Attorneys, 2011

Please contact Member Services, for more information at msd@lacba.org or (213) 896-6560.