Join Us

Membership in PELA is open to:

  • Individuals who are licensed or otherwise authorized to practice law and who certify that 75% or more of their employment law practice is representing employees;
  • Representatives of a governmental agency or non-profit organization concerned with adjudicating employment law disputes between employees and employers or representing the government against employers who have violated employment laws;
  • Members of the judiciary in the State of Colorado;
  • Individuals employed as legal staff of a PELA member attorney; and
  • Students currently enrolled at an accredited law school.

The easiest way to join is through our website below. If you prefer to pay by check, please make the check payable to "Colorado PELA" and mail it to PELA's treasurer, Patricia Bellac at 4845 Pearl East Circle, Suite 101, Boulder, Colorado 80301.

PLEASE NOTE: No portion of Colorado PELA membership dues is tax deductible as a charitable contribution. 50% of every attorney’s membership dues will directly fund Colorado PELA’s lobbying efforts so that PELA remains an active participant in legislative activities that affect employees; that portion of your dues is therefore NOT tax deductible. The remainder of members’ dues may be tax deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Please consult your tax advisor for further guidance as deductibility may depend on individual circumstances.

Warning: browser cookies disabled. Please enable them to use this website.

Select membership level

* Mandatory fields
* Membership level


Once you are a member, we invite you to join one or more of our committees. Whether you are a new or seasoned practitioner, a non-practicing attorney, a law student, or a paralegal or other legal professional, PELA would benefit greatly from your skills and ideas. Please contact Ariel DeFazio to sign up!

Amicus. Consider requests from PELA members and others for an amicus curiae brief from PELA and, if you are so inclined, draft or review these briefs.

Case Assistance. Serve as a sounding board for PELA members looking for input on arguments, briefs, and issue spotting through moot panels and less formal means.

Equity Diversity & Inclusion. Contribute to our efforts to meaningfully recruit and retain diverse professionals to our bar and bring awareness of EDI issues to existing members through the PELA Summer Fellowship and CLE programming.

Governance. Ensure the continued health of our organization through annual elections and periodic updates to our bylaws and policies.

Judicial Nominations. Consider requests for PELA's endorsement for judicial openings from PELA members and judicial candidates.

Legislative & Public Policy. Review pending legislation that PELA is monitoring with the assistance of our lobbyist. This is the group that brought us, among other things, the incredible POWR Act!

Membership & Outreach. Recruit and welcome new attorney and law student members and connect existing ones through social events, written communication, and our periodic newsletter.

Programming. Help plan one of our lunchtime CLEs and PELA's annual two-day retreat.

Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software