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Join CLA

Be part of a thriving arts advocacy organization that has been serving the creative arts and innovation community since 1974.

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Members become part of a vital arts organization that responds to the needs of creative people on an individual basis. CLA has members representing all arts disciplines, as well as attorneys, accountants, educators, and other friends of the organization. We focus on you when we speak with local, state and federal legislators (and other policy makers), and your membership helps us secure grants from public and private agencies to move our work forward.


Annual dues-paying members receive the following benefits:
  • Advocacy on behalf of the creative arts community at the local, state and federal level
  • Member-Only content on the CLA website
  • $15 off all legal referral administration fees
  • Discount on education programs and workshops, up to 50%!
  • Email notifications about our programs and events, as well as news updates and advocacy efforts
  • Access to our Video on Demand Platform

To Join

You can join securely through our Online Membership Application. If you prefer to receive an application by mail, please contact the Membership Director at: If you would like to renew or upgrade your membership, please visit our Renew or Upgrade page for instructions.

If you would like to Give the Gift of a CLA Membership, please contact our Membership Director!

We will create a membership for the recipient and send them an awesome notification via email that a gift has been purchased for them!! What a great opportunity to help the people you love do what they love! 

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email us.



California Lawyers for the Arts is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit and your donation is tax deductible as a charitable contribution to the fullest extent of the law.  State Bar LRS Certificate #0021.

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The information provided on this website is not legal advice. You should consult with an attorney for individual advice regarding your legal matters.

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