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Are You Seeking a Legal Career in Entertainment, Arts, and Innovation Law?

If you are seeking a legal career in entertainment, arts or innovation law — join California Lawyers for the Arts today! Also, pre-law undergraduates, paralegal students, law students, LLM students, paralegals, and recent law school graduates can benefit from participating in CLA's many volunteer opportunities, internships, externships, law fellowships, and educational programs.

Working with CLA is an affordable and effective way to learn about the practical day-to-day legal issues facing the creative arts and innovation community. Gain practical knowledge about how legal disputes and issues are handled in a "real world" setting, learn the "jargon" of the arts and entertainment law practice, and also learn who are the legal professionals throughout California serving this community. Joining CLA also offers invaluable networking opportunities in a profession that is extremely relationship-driven. California Lawyers for the Arts is a relaxed, fun environment and it gives you a chance to use your talents to help an under-served, under-funded and often legally unsophisticated population. Recent years have been tough on the creative arts and innovation communities. More than ever, artists, arts organizations and independent inventors need the help of bright, motivated advocates. Also, those who serve as interns and law fellows receive preferred consideration for CLA's Incubator Program. Join with CLA today!

Student Memberships

Annual memberships are available for students enrolled in school full time. For $20.00 students save $15 OFF all in-person workshops and online education programs. Typical admission is $5 to attend in-person workshops and seminars. These educational events offer affordable ways to gain practical legal information from practicing attorneys. They also present wonderful networking opportunities to meet and mingle with the attorney presenters. Join today!

Internships & Externships

CLA offers many internship/externship opportunities in each of our offices throughout California. CLA's internships are suitable for pre-law undergraduates, students in paralegal programs, law students, and others seeking experience in a legal setting serving the creative arts and innovation community. CLA can tailor internships to meet the specific needs of your educational institution. Internships are unpaid, however CLA can help to facilitate internship/externship programs that offer work-study, stipends for working in public-interest law settings, and other grant programs.

Law Fellowships

CLA's Law Fellowships are suitable for LLM students, recent law school graduates, or young attorneys seeking experience in a legal setting serving the creative arts and innovation community. CLA can tailor law fellowships to meet the specific needs of educational institutions seeking to place recent graduates in a public-interest law setting. Law Fellowships are unpaid, however CLA can help to facilitate fellowship programs that offer stipends for working in public-interest settings, and other grant programs.

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