Your membership supports the mission of the society to recover, preserve, and promote the legal and judicial history of the state of California. All members receive the CSCHS Review and invitations to society-sponsored receptions and events. Judicial level or higher also receive: California Legal History, The Society’s scholarly journal. Other publications may also be offered by The Society depending on the membership level.

State Bar members who participate in the State Bar dues check-off program and who wish to upgrade to the Judicial membership level or higher will have their fee statement donation credited towards the upgrade. The additional benefits will begin immediately and last through the current membership year.


Benefactor: $2,500 and above

Founder: $1,000-$2,499
Founder level is the recommended minimum level for firms with 50 or more attorneys.

Steward: $750-$999

Sponsor: $500-$749
Sponsor level is the recommended minimum level for firms with 10 or fewer attorneys.

Grantor: $250-$499

Sustaining: $100-$249
Sustaining level is the minimum level for attorneys in private practice.

Judicial: $50-$99
Judicial level is the minimum level for members of the judiciary, public sector professionals and educators

Student:   Free
Student level is for currently enrolled law, undergraduate and graduate students



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