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If you agree that AB 965 threatens our practices -- and our clients -- then join Consumer Attorneys of California today. As a member of CAOC, you enjoy numerous professional benefits while helping to protect your practice and the rights of your clients.

Membership Video.JPGProtecting your practice

CAOC’s advocacy team works in the State Capitol in Sacramento to protect your practice, your clients, and the rights and safety of California consumers. Your membership makes it possible to advance pro-consumer legislation and defeat tort reformer that would restrict consumer rights.

Improving your skills

  • CAOC offers online seminars featuring California’s premiere plaintiffs’ attorneys to meet your CLE requirements, expand your legal knowledge and learn effective trial techniques.
  • Membership includes a subscription to FORUM magazine, with scholarly articles, legal updates and practice-building tips.
  • Members have access to TrialSmith’s Online Deposition Bank, with more than 250,000 expert depositions.

Making connections

  • Members can use CAOC’s email list servers to get advice from other members and keep abreast of developments affecting your practice.
  • Find other members for referrals or insight by using CAOC’s online and print member directories.
  • CAOC’s Women’s Caucus, Diversity Committee and New Lawyers Division give members a chance to get involved with others with similar interests.
  • CAOC’s Annual Convention each November in San Francisco gives members a chance to mingle with and learn from top plaintiffs attorneys from across California.

Saving you money

  • Members receive discounts on CAOC’s online seminars, Master Seminars and Travel Seminars, as well as CAOC’s Annual Convention.
  • CAOC negotiates discounts for members on goods and services that are essential to your practice, including Amplify Savings and California Attorney Lending. 

CAOC member application (PDF)

Plaintiff attorney application - Regular and Sustaining members are described as California attorneys primarily engaged in the representation of consumers who have been injured in person or property or whose constitutional or other legal rights are jeopardized and whose caseload consists of at least 60% plaintiff representation.

Out of State application  - Plaintiff attorneys whose primary practice is not in California.

Defense attorney application  - Associate members are attorneys who are engaged primarily in the defense of personal injury or workers' compensation litigation or in the prosecution of criminal cases.

Paralegal/Clerk/Secretary application - Any person dedicated to the promotion of the administration of justice and employed by an attorney member of the Consumer Attorneys of California.

Law Students application - For students currently attending law school.

Vendor application - For businesses that provide support and technical services to our attorney members.

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