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The undersigned hereby makes application for membership in the California Employment Lawyers Association.

CELA's mission is to assist the working people of California and the attorneys who represent them. In determining whether CELA membership and its privileges will be provided to an applicant, CELA will review and consider various factors, including but not limited to your statements under penalty of perjury, any public records and court filings that may reflect an employment law defense practice, your or your firm's practice of soliciting and advertising employment defense litigation work, and input from CELA members. We will also consider your responses to possible follow-up questions we may have in the course of our review of your application.



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I give permission to list the above information on the CELA website, a public site
Yes   No
I would prefer not to receive any mailings from CELA approved sponsors.
Please HYPERLINK my website to the CELA website for an additional $50.00
Yes   No
Please send me the CELA Directory in
Hard Copy   Electronic
Please send me the CELA Monthly Bulletin in
Hard Copy   Electronic
Please subscribe me to the CELA VOICE blog
Dedicated to promoting fairness and equality in the workplace
Yes   No



MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

Practice percentages must be certified below

Regular Membership

I certify that I meet all of the following requirements of membership: (1) I certify that I am in good standing with the State Bar of California; (2) At least 51% of my professional time is devoted to representing or advancing the rights of employees and/or union members; (3) I do not have more than one (1) case on file in any judicial or administrative forum on behalf of an employer; (4) No more than 25% of my professional time is devoted to civil defense work (non-employment); (5) I am not employed or about to become employed by any law firm that primarily does defense work; and, (6) I do not belong to or receive appointments from any defense panel; (7) I do not belong to any organization* whose members primarily defend employers against claims of employees. I understand that if I subscribe to the listservs I certify to abide by all the listserv protocols and that if I am conflicted off any CELA listserv I will lose all Regular membership privileges. Moreover, if the conflict is as a result of my representation of an institutional employer (e.g., a Fortune 1000 company) or governmental entity against a CELA member representing an employee, the conflict may result in loss of CELA membership privileges for up to two (2) years from the conclusion of the representation of the institutional employer or governmental entity. To cover my annual membership fee, including use of the CELA List, password-protected web site access, the CELA Directory, the CELA Bulletin, and other CELA activities.

*Organizations such as California Employment Law Council; Association of Southern California Defense Counsel; Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California; California Workers' Compensation Defense Attorneys' Association. Bipartisan organizations such as the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California are not barred from membership.


A. Attorneys in practice over 10 years
$425.00
B. Attorneys in practice 5-10 years
$350.00
C. Attorneys in practice less than 5 years
$250.00
D. Attorneys who wish to join as Supporting Members**
$750.00
E. Attorneys who wish to join as Sustaining Members***
$2,000.00


Associate Plus Membership
I certify that I meet all of the following requirements of membership: (1) I am in good standing with the State Bar of California; (2) I represent at least one (1) employee OR one (1) union advocating for an employee in a judicial or administrative forum OR I am a full time mediator, arbitrator, law school professor or law student/paralegal; (3) I do not represent ANY defendant in any judicial or administrative forum, whether in an employment case or a non-employment civil case; (4) I am not employed or about to become employed by any law firm that primarily does defense work; and, (5) I do not belong to any panel whose members defend employers against claims of employees. I understand that if I subscribe to the Associate Plus listserv I certify to abide by all the listserv protocols. I understand I am not eligible to use the password-protected section of the CELA web site:
A. Attorneys in practice over 10 years
$425.00
B. Attorneys in practice 5-10 years
$350.00
C. Attorneys in practice less than 5 years
$250.00
D. Attorneys who wish to join as Supporting Members**
$750.00
E. Attorneys who wish to join as Sustaining Members***
$2,000.00
F. Law Students/Paralegals
Name of Law School/Grad. Yr.:
$25.00


Associate Membership
I certify that I am in good standing with the State Bar of California and that at least 51% of my professional time is devoted to representing plaintiffs. I understand I am not eligible to use the CELA List or the password-protected section of the CELA web site:
A. Attorneys in practice over 10 years
$425.00
B. Attorneys in practice 5-10 years
$350.00
C. Attorneys in practice less than 5 years
$250.00
D. Attorneys who wish to join as Supporting Members**
$750.00
E. Attorneys who wish to join as Sustaining Members***
$2,000.00


Non-Profit Legal Services and Public Interest Group Membership
CELA Group Membership is open to non-profit legal services or public interest organizations representing at least 51% employees. The organization will appoint one Group Administrator as the single point of contact to receive one (1) subscription to the CELA List; one (1) user name/password for the Members Only brief bank; and one (1) CELA Bulletin. The organization's staff are eligible to attend CELA conferences and seminars at the legal services/public interest discounted rate. [Organizations requiring more than one listserv subscription and access to the Members Only brief bank must join separately as Regular or Associate Plus members.]
Group Membership
$520.00



**Supporting Membership includes acknowledgment in the Membership Directory and Annual Conference journal; registration to the seminar preceding the Annual Conference in October 2014 (non-transferable); and a free website hyperlink.

***In addition to all the benefits of Supporting Membership, members who choose to join CELA as Sustaining Members receive a free full-page ad in the Annual Conference journal and registration to the Annual Conference in October 2014 (non-transferable). Your membership will be used to support CELA's many activities, including the Online List, web site, education, amicus and legislative advocacy programs.

CERTIFICATION

*Approximate percentage of my professional time devoted to representing: (required for attorneys)
Employees and/or union members: %
Plaintiffs (non-employment): %
Mediator & Arbitrator: %
Employers (non-litigation): %
Defendants (non-employment): %
Law School Professor: %
Law Student/Paralegal: %
*Number of cases representing employer in a judicial or administrative forum:



AREAS OF PRACTICE

My primary areas of practice, to be included in the CELA Directory and web site are:
Appellate Law   Privacy Rights   Whistleblower  
Class Actions   Public Employees   Workers' Compensation  
Discrimination   Qui Tam   Wrongful Termination  
Drug Testing   Sexual Harassment   Mediator  
Employee Benefits/ERISA   Unemployment Benefits   Arbitrator  
Federal Employees   Union/Labor Law   Law Schoool Professor  
      Wage & Hour   Law Student / Paralegal  

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

To be included in the CELA Directory and web site    

ORGANIZATIONS

CELA often works in coalition with other organizations. Please let us know if you belong to these other lawyer organizations, or any other lawyer group we should be considering for coalition. This information will not be published or shared with others.
National Employment Lawyers Association   California Applicant Attorneys Association   Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Consumer Attorneys of California   AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee   National Lawyers Guild
Other (please specify):

Are you admitted to practice law in any other states?
If yes, which state(s):
How did you hear about CELA?


MENTOR PROGRAM

CELA's Mentor Program matches newer attorneys and law students with more experienced CELA members.

Select one:

I would like to serve as a CELA MENTOR.
I would like to enroll as a CELA MENTEE and be assigned an attorney mentor.
I am not interested at this time.
 
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CELA EMAIL LIST (Regular members only)

I wish to continue participating on the CELA List or sign up for a List subscription.


I certify that I have read the CELA Listserv protocol and joint prosecution/confidentiality agreement, I understand its terms and conditions, and I agree to comply with and be bound to all such terms and conditions.



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Christina Krasomil, Administrative Director
California Employment Lawyers Association
5955 De Soto Ave., Suite 136
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Telephone: (818) 703-0587
Facsimile: (818) 703-0591
E-mail: christina@cela.org

California Employment Lawyers Association   •   Phone: (818) 703-0587   •   Fax: (818) 703-0591