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Chinese Lawyers Association

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SCCLA offers Regular Memberships and Lifetime Memberships. Law students can attend most SCCLA events free of charge. Please see below for more information.

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MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

Regular Member - $50 per calendar year (January 1 - December 31)

    • Exclusive access to SCCLA members-only events, including the Annual Membership Meeting and certain professional and social mixers, networking receptions, CLE programs, and cultural experiences.
    • Free or discounted pricing on select SCCLA-sponsored and community-affiliated events.
    • Priority registration on SCCLA’s team in the Annual APABA Softball Tournament.
    • Exclusive access to SCCLA’s Member Forum for members to post introductions, legal discussion, referral requests, and networking opportunities.
    • Opportunity to make a greater impact in the community by joining a SCCLA committee with fellow SCCLA members and board members/officers.
    • Generous savings:
    • Complimentary membership in the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) – savings of up to $165 (please check NAPABA’s website for details).
    • Discounted pricing for the annual NAPABA Convention – savings of up to $225 (please check NAPABA's website for details).
    • Affiliate bar rate on membership dues for the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) – savings of $25.
    • Affinity bar rate on membership dues for the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA) - savings of $125.
    • Eligibility requirements: SCCLA members must be (i) admitted to practice before a competent jurisdiction within the United States and in good standing in the jurisdiction(s) in which he/she is admitted;(ii) a judicial officer of a state, federal, or administrative court within the United States and in good standing in the jurisdiction(s) in which he/she is admitted; or (iii) in compliance with the requirements of category (i) or (ii) and now be retired.


Lifetime Member - $800 one-time payment for life

All of the above, plus:

  • Free and/or heavily discounted access to SCCLA events, including certain events exclusive for Lifetime Members.
  • Priority registration to certain SCCLA events.
  • Recognition in the Annual Installation Banquet Program.
  • Recognition on the SCCLA website and publicity.
  • Discounts on SCCLA merchandise.
  • The peace of mind of not having to renew your membership every year.
  • Eligibility requirements: SCCLA members must be (i) admitted to practice before a competent jurisdiction within the United States and in good standing in the jurisdiction(s) in which he/she is admitted;(ii) a judicial officer of a state, federal, or administrative court within the United States and in good standing in the jurisdiction(s) in which he/she is admitted; or (iii) in compliance with the requirements of category (i) or (ii) and now be retired.

These are just some of the wonderful benefits of being a SCCLA Member! The SCCLA Membership Committee welcomes your ideas at membership@sccla.org


Law Students

Law students are welcome to attend most SCCLA events free of charge! Check our website for specific event registration details. There is no need for current law students to become members, as membership is reserved for attorneys admitted to the bar. Sign up for our newsletters at media@sccla.org, “like” our official Facebook page, and follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram in order to stay informed of our latest events. While some events are closed to law students, student volunteers are generally welcome, so contact us at info@sccla.org to volunteer.

Provisionally Licensed Lawyers

Under the California Supreme Court’s administrative order approving New Rule 9.49 issued on October 22, 2020, the provisional licensure program allows eligible 2020 law school graduates to practice law as provisionally licensed lawyers under the supervision of fully licensed lawyers who meet the requirements of the rule and who agree to assume professional responsibility over the work of the provisionally licensed lawyers. The program will terminate June 1, 2022 unless extended by the Court.

The purpose of the program is to allow provisionally licensed lawyers to engage in all of the same activities that a fully licensed lawyer is permitted to engage in, under their supervising lawyer's supervision and subject to certain restrictions, and to expand access to justice. In furtherance of this program’s objective of inclusion of provisionally licensed lawyers, the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association now allows provisionally licensed lawyers to register as regular members of our organization.

Provisionally licensed lawyers who are members of the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association shall be entitled to the same benefits as attorney members.

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