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, and contact Erika Howard at EHoward@LAACOnline.org with questions or to sign up.
|Receive LAAC in Action monthly e-newsletter||✓||✓|
|Nominate individuals for annual Family Law Awards||✓||✓|
|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.||✓||✓|
|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||✓|
|Eligible to host a Dan Bradley Summer Fellow||✓|
|Participate in LAAC Sections||✓|
*Discounts may be subject to contract terms with vendors. Please contact Salena Copeland at SCopeland@LAACOnline.org 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, including members only trainings eligible for specialty credit
- Staff are eligible to serve on the LAAC Board of Directors
- Eligible for the Dan Bradley Fellowships for summer law students
Member discounts include
- Essential Forms
- Lexis Advance®
- Capitol Seminars
- 24 Hour Fitness
**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 Salena Copeland at SCopeland@LAACOnline.org, or follow us on Facebook for updates, events, and tools.