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Why Join the SLA?

The Benefits of Belonging to SLA!

  • Access to comprehensive and useful sport law information, cases, and Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • First-hand knowledge about current legal developments
  • Career Center access: Job and internship postings and career resources
  • Exclusive Q&A Discussion Board Access
  • Annual SLA Conference invitation
  • Special offers on SportsBusiness Daily and Sports Business Journal
  • Access to SLA's monthly newsletter
  • Online member directory
  • Local outreach events for members

Membership is based on a calendar year – January 1 through December 31. No portion of annual membership fee can be prorated into the next year.

SBJ Daily
As part of your annual membership to SLA, you will receive a complimentary subscription to Sports Business Journal’s daily news feed, SBJ Daily. SBJ Daily is recognized as the sports industry's leading online daily trade publication, providing a real-time, comprehensive, and smart business tool that keeps readers ahead of the news with daily alerts including Morning Buzz, The Daily, Closing Bell and Global. SBJ Daily combines original content from industry insiders with aggregated content from over 500 media outlets and puts that content into an executive summary format to save you valuable time, while also keeping you informed.

SBJ Insider
As part of your annual membership to SLA, you will receive a $50 discount on your subscription to Sports Business Journal’s weekly publication, SBJ Insider. Insider provides the critical news and information that executives need to be successful in the fast-paced world of sports business. A subscription to SBJ Insider includes a weekly copy in print and/or digital format, as well as online access to current and archived weekly content. It will also include weekly industry newsletters such as SBJ College, SBJ Media, SBJ Marketing, SBJ Betting, SBJ Esports and SBJ Football.

SBJ Insider Discount
Also, for members to take advantage of the $50.00 discount, you can either have them reach out to you internally to then connect with me, or you can include my contact information as well. Whatever works best for you. Once I receive it, I’ll either take care of it personally or pass it along to the appropriate account manager for their company.

Sports Lawyers Conference
As a key activity in fulfilling its mission, each year the SLA develops and holds the premier sports law symposium. SLA's Sports Lawyers Annual Conference offers members and non-members the unique opportunity to come together for three days of educational programs, round-table discussions, and social activities. Members and experts in related fields meet each year to exchange ideas and make new contacts. In all jurisdictions, attendance at SLA's Conference qualifies lawyers for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Click on the SLA Sports Lawyers Conference.

Sports Lawyers Journal®
Published by SLA and edited by Tulane Law School students annually, The Sports Lawyers Journal® contains articles authored exclusively by American and Canadian law students. Provided to all SLA members, The Sports Lawyers Journal® contains timely, quality articles that satisfy the need for breadth and depth in today's sports law field. For more information, click on The Sports Lawyers Journal®.

Newsletter
Members of SLA receive a subscription to the Association's newsletter, The Sports Lawyer. This electronic newsletter is devoted totally to coverage of vital issues affecting the practice of sports law and is an important source of essential information on key issues. For more information, click on The Sports Lawyer.

Annual Membership Directory
Each year current members are listed in the SLA Membership Directory. This publication is a unique resource and its distribution is strictly limited. A copy of the Directory is provided to each member...and is available on-line in the Members Only section.

SLA Michael Weiner Award of Excellence
Each year, the Award of Excellence is presented to an attorney noted for demonstrating distinguished characteristics and qualities within the legal profession. Recipients of this award have made substantial contributions to the advancement of sports through business and by involvement in charitable non-profit organizations. Their achievements have helped to enhance the public perception of the role of attorneys in the sports industry.

Sponsorship Opportunities
As an individual-membership association, SLA is primarily supported by annual dues. As a measure of its success, since 1990, the Association has experienced more than a 275% growth in active memberships. Additionally, SLA actively encourages and welcomes financial assistance from corporations and other organizations which have interest in the field. SLA provides specific and exclusive sponsorship opportunities. Through such arrangements, a sponsor receives direct access to the influential practitioners in sports law as well as national exposure at SLA's Conference and through its newsletter.

Contact us for sponsorship information.

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