Membership for law firms with an existing legal practice and reputable track record of advising client in one or more of the following specialist fields: social enterprise; not for profits; co-operatives and mutual; impact investing; profit with purpose business; social procurement. Firms must have an office presence within Europe.
Membership cost is dependent on size of law firm and number of Specialist Firm Members in a jurisdiction at the time of joining.
The decision to accept a law firm as a specialist firm is made by the board of ESELA, who may seek evidence of the credentials of applicants in the following fields:
Applicant law firms should be able to show an existing legal practice and reputable track record of advising clients in the specialist field, coupled with:
Specialist law firms with 1-2 partners €200 per annum
Specialist law firms with 3-5 partners €400 per annum
Specialist law firms with 6-15 partners €900 per annum
Specialist law firms with more than 15 partners €1950 per annum
Personal membership for legal practitioners with an interest in ESELA’s specialist fields. Membership is available for individuals whose firms do not hold Specialist Membership, as well as for lawyers at Specialist Firm Members. Individual Members can be based within or outside Europe.
Membership cost is dependent on the experience and seniority of the individual.
Individual practitioner membership is open to individuals joining without signing up their entire law firm. Due to the nature of this membership category, the membership is attached to the individual and cannot be shared among colleagues, this would require additional individual practitioner memberships. If your law firm would prefer closer involvement, please refer to the specialist firm category above.
Trainee lawyer €50 per annum
Lawyer with less than 5 years’ post qualification experience €100 per annum
Lawyer with more than 5 years’ post qualification experience €150 per annum
Partner €200 per annum
Membership for universities, public bodies, charities, membership bodies, investors, social enterprises and other organisations based within and outside Europe.
Organisations other than law firms €200 per annum
Student membership is available to students from any discipline.
Students are invited to join ESELA, mix with experts and be part of a learning community.
Student Membership €20 per annum, with free access to ESELA events.
View our membership terms and conditions.