The Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) is a non-profit, international, professional organization whose common goal is the understanding, advancement and ethical practice of sports law. There are over 1,000 current members: practicing lawyers, law educators, law students, and other professionals with an interest in law relating to professional and amateur sports.
The Mission of SLA is three-fold:
- To provide educational opportunities and disseminate data and information regarding specific areas of sports law.
- To provide a forum for lawyers representing athletes, teams, leagues, conferences, civic recreational programs, educational institutions, and other organizations involved in professional, collegiate, Olympic, and amateur sports. SLA's role is to foster the discussion of legal problems affecting sports law and to promote the exchange of a variety of perspectives and positions.
- To promote and, where necessary, establish rules of ethics for its members involved in sports law.