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 and make networking with attorneys simple.
You can also explore 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.
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WLALA Foundation's Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant Application
The WLALA Foundation awards the Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant (formerly known as the WLALA Foundation Public Action Grant) to law students for projects that make governmental and social institutions and agencies more accessible and responsive to members of society whose interests are not otherwise adequately recognized or asserted. Since its incorporation in 1985, the WLALA Foundation has funded projects with a strong emphasis on public service. Click here for more information.
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 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.