A Regular Member Certifies:

  • They are an attorney in good standing with the State Bar of California;
  • At least 51% of their professional time is devoted to representing or advancing the rights of employees and/or union members;
  • They do not have more than one (1) case on file in any judicial or administrative forum on behalf of an employer;
  • No more than 25% of their professional time is devoted to civil defense work (non-employment);
  • They are not employed or about to become employed by any law firm that primarily does defense work;
  • They do not belong to or receive appointments from any defense panel; and,
  • They do not belong to any organization* whose members primarily defend employers against claims of employees.*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.

Regular Membership Application

 

An Associate Plus Member Certifies:

  • They are a full time mediator, arbitrator, law school professor or law student/paralegal; OR
  • They are an attorney in good standing with the State Bar of California;
  • They represent at least one (1) employee OR one (1) union advocating for an employee in a judicial or administrative forum;
  • They do not represent ANY defendant in any judicial or administrative forum, whether in an employment case or a non-employment civil case;
  • They are not employed or about to become employed by any law firm that primarily does defense work;
  • They do not belong to any panel whose members defend employers against claims of employees.

Associate Plus Membership Application

 

An Associate Member Certifies:

  • They are an attorney in good standing with the State Bar of California; and,
  • At least 51% of their professional time is devoted to representing plaintiffs.

Associate Membership Application

 

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 Application

 

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