Benefits of Membership

Why join LAAC?

Whether you are a law student volunteering at a legal aid organization, a managing attorney looking for wellness support, or the director of operations looking for discounts for your office, LAAC has benefits and discounts designed for you. 

The below chart lays out benefits and discounts available to organizations and their staff based on membership type. All staff at our member organizations can take advantage of many of our wellness benefits. 

Any IOLTA-funded legal services organization is eligible for LAAC Membership, and non-IOLTA-funded legal services organizations are eligible for Associate Membership.

Check out the chart below to learn more. More information on accessing your benefits can be found here, contact us at with questions or to sign up. 

Benefit Members Associate
Receive LAAC in Action monthly e-newsletter
Nominate individuals for annual Awards of Merit  ✓
Free access to live and archived trainings
Discounts on in-person trainings
Discounted rate for Voiance, a phone interpretation service
Negotiated discount to Westlaw ✓* ✓*
Discount access to Lexis Advance® ✓* ✓*
Discounted subscription to Essential Forms, legal forms ✓*
Access wellness resources for staff
Attendance Discounts on Capitol Seminars.
Eligible to host a Dan Bradley Summer Fellow
Represented by advocacy work and receive Advocacy Alerts  
Serve on Board and vote in LAAC Board elections  
Access to LAAC Directory, the online directory of IOLTA organizations staff  

*Discounts may be subject to contract terms with vendors. Please contact us at for more information.

Highlights for organizational members

      • Vote in LAAC Board elections and other matters affecting legal services

      • All staff have access to the online LAAC Legal Services Directory

      • Represented by LAAC’s advocacy efforts, including support for increased funding for legal services

      • Receive LAAC in Action, our e-newsletter member update

      • Access to LAAC’s extensive online library of self-study MCLE videos

      • Staff are eligible to serve on the LAAC Board of Directors

      • Eligible for the Dan Bradley Fellowships for summer law students

    Member discounts include

        • NITA

        • Westlaw

        • Essential Forms

        • Lexis Advance®

        • Voiance

        • LegalServer

        • Capitol Seminars

        • 24 Hour Fitness

        • Casetext

      **Note: LAAC provides membership discounts on services related to the provision of legal aid and specific needs of the legal aid community. If you are interested in more general non-profit discounts on services such as human resources, insurance, or other similar discounts, we recommend contacting the California Association of Nonprofits, the California Chamber of Commerce, CalChoice, or the Nonprofits’ Insurance Alliance of California for information on other services valuable to nonprofits.

      Wellness & Self-Care

      LAAC members have access to monthly workshops, free of charge, that feature curated information about self-care and wellness for legal aid professionals. Members also receive fitness discounts, access to fun wellness challenges, retreats, and more.

      We’ve covered a ton of wellness topics at our monthly summits, such as stress management, burnout, imposter syndrome, perfectionism in the legal profession, vicarious trauma, yoga, meditation, and centering. LAAC is here to support the legal aid community, and we value wellness as a strategy to strengthen retention across the sector and prevent burnout for individuals. You can find resources and past recordings of these summits here.

      To learn more, contact Kasia Markham at or follow us on Facebook for updates, events, and tools.