Legal

The Legal Division is an active fundraising network of over 1,200 attorneys and other legal professionals dedicated to crafting a more just society. Members are involved a variety of ways:  by volunteering, networking with both lawyers and other professional groups, weighing in on current events, and attending continuing education (CLE) programs.

If you want to give back, further your education, connect with like-minded legal professionals or network with members of our other professional divisions, get involved with our Federation’s Legal Division today!

Opportunities

Join our mailing list and you’ll start receiving information about numerous opportunities, including:

  • Business & Professionals Networking Breakfasts – We know lawyers love to network, and the Legal Division is part of our Federation’s greater Business & Professionals Division, which sponsors networking breakfasts with prominent speakers several times a year.
  • CLE/MCLE Programs – Earn Legal Education Credit from the State of California by attending programs provided 2-4 times each year, both with our entire division, or with our Young Lawyers group (see below).
  • Annual Legal Division Dinner – Each year, the Legal Division unites on behalf of our shared Jewish values, and honors an exemplary member of our legal community in Los Angeles.

Young Lawyers Group- EMET (Ages 25-40)

Many young attorneys come into the Legal Division through EMET (the Young Legal Division), our Federation’s Community Leadership Institute, the National Young Leadership Cabinet and other Federation programs.

EMET is an active community of Jewish attorneys and other legal professionals in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. Along with six other industry-specific business networks, EMET offers unique networking events, volunteer opportunities, continuing education classes, and programs featuring leading law professionals throughout the year.

Please join EMET on June 4th for a panel discussion of Adnan Syed’s criminal conviction, which is the subject of the Serial podcast. The panel, which will be moderated by Loyola Law School professor Laurie Levenson, will discuss the investigation and trial of Mr. Syed in the context of his pending appeal.

Contact us at YALA@JewishLA.org to learn more.

For more information about the Legal Division or EMET (the Young Legal Division), contact Gwenn Drucker-Flait at GDrucker-Flait@JewishLA.org or (323) 761-8297.