Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) is membership organisation for professional lawyers, academics and students practising within the Commonwealth although it welcomes qualified international lawyers and academics with an interest in its work.
CLA seeks to uphold the rule of law by encouraging exchanges between members of the profession, through projects, conferences and workshops, and by driving improvements in legal education. CLA regularly engages with other Commonwealth organisations and is an accredited partner organisation of the official Commonwealth.
CLA holds a conference in a Commonwealth member state very two years. Our next conference will be held between the 20th and 24th March, 2017 in Melbourne Australia. The conference theme is "Thriving in a global world; building on the rule of law" and is expected to be one of our finest conferences to date. For more information regarding the conference please visit the conference website www.commonwealthlawconference.org
CLA also supports a number of smaller events throughout the Commonwealth (see our article on the Bahamas summit below) and recently held a Mediation training event in Namibia in February. All our events are open to CLA members.
If you would like to understand more about the history of CLA please take a look at our video under the About Us, History. Our current projects are listed under Activities.
If you would like to join the CLA as a member please use the Join Us link in the main menu.