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ESELA Membership

(ESELA Expert) Specialist law firm membership

Offering for law firms includes the following knowhow and business development benefits:

  • Membership as ‘specialist law firm’ in relevant jurisdiction
  • Public profile of firm as a leading firm on ESELA website
  • Profile of key contact on ESELA members’ section of the website
  • Regular news updates on significant social enterprise legal developments
  • Regular knowhow articles and updates on key areas of social enterprise law
  • Opportunity to contribute knowhow articles for publication by ESELA
  • Unlimited access for firm employees to ESELA website resources
  • Access to the members’ section of website and exclusive directory of experts and members
  • Profiles for key members of firm on members’ section of website
  • Opportunity to be featured in the ESELA newsletter
  • Opportunity to host and speak at national events

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:

  • Social enterprise
  • Not for profits
  • Co-operatives and mutuals
  • Impact investing
  • Profit with purpose business
  • Social procurement

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:

  • letters of recommendation from two existing clients; or
  • a recommendation from an existing specialist member of ESELA

Cost:

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        €2500 per annum

Law Firm Membership

Offering for law firms includes the following knowhow and business development benefits:

  • Regular news updates on significant social enterprise legal developments
  • Regular knowhow articles and updates on key areas of social enterprise law
  • Opportunity to contribute knowhow articles for publication by ESELA
  • Unlimited access for firm employees to ESELA website resources
  • Access to the members’ section of website and exclusive directory of experts and members
  • Individual profile of key contact of firm on members’ section of website
  • Opportunity to speak at national events
  • Profiles for key members of firm on members’ section of website

Any law firm is able to be a general law firm member of ESELA.

Cost:

Law firms with 1-2 partners                           €100 per annum
Law firms with 3-5 partners                           €200 per annum
Law firms with 6-15 partners                         €350 per annum
Law firms with more than 15 partners         €500 per annum

 

Organisational Membership

Organisational Membership is available for universities, public bodies, charities, membership bodies, investors, social enterprises and other organisations.

Offering for organisations includes the following benefits:

  • If desired, public profile as an organisational member on ESELA website
  • Regular news updates on significant social enterprise legal developments
  • Regular knowhow articles and updates on key areas of social enterprise law
  • Opportunity to contribute knowhow articles for publication by ESELA
  • Unlimited access for employees to ESELA website resources
  • Access to the members’ section of website and exclusive directory of experts and members
  • Individual profile of key contact of organisation on members’ section of website
  • Opportunity to speak at national events

Cost:

Organisations other than law firms         €200 per annum

 

Individual Membership

Offering for individuals:

  • Regular news updates on significant social enterprise legal developments
  • Regular knowhow articles and updates on key areas of social enterprise law
  • Access to ESELA website resources
  • Access to the members’ section of website and exclusive directory of experts and members
  • Invitation to membership events

The individual membership is only open to individuals joining due to personal interest.

Any person joining in a professional capacity (or in connection with a role with an organisation or institution with an interest in social enterprise or other specialist field with which ESELA is concerned) should apply for organisational membership rather than individual membership.

Cost: €100 per annum

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