For renewals, follow steps 1-3 in How to join.
Membership is open to any individual or any organisation interested in discrimination law who is in general agreement with the Association's aims.
In addition to practicing solicitors and barristers, we also have individual members who are advice workers, academic lawyers, law students, equalities officers, human resources advisors and trainers. Our associate members include solicitors' firms, barristers' chambers, trades unions, public authorities, equality commissions, law centres, CABx & race equality councils, and voluntary sector organisations/NGOs.
Members can access a full list of our members, and visitors can see a sample of some of our members.
When we surveyed members in 2007, they said the DLA is special because of the "Wide range of people and groups that are represented..." "Focus on discrimination law from the point of view of complainants..." and "Practical advice and application of law in practice..." Over 90% of members who responded said the DLA's analytical overview of discrimination law that synthesises all areas of discrimination law was an important part of their decision to become a member.
As a member of the DLA, Britain's only voluntary sector organisation dedicated to improving law, practice, advice and education across all areas of discrimination, you will receive:
Above all, we offer members the opportunity to engage with others working on eliminating discrimination in Britain, and a respected avenue through which to pro-actively raise issues of concern.
1. Decide your membership category, and how you would like to pay (direct debit, or cheque/BACS/WorldPay). This will determine your subscription rate.
Individual members receive one copy of Briefings and are entitled to one vote at DLA AGMs.
Organisations joining as associate members receive one copy of Briefings per organisation and are entitled to one vote at DLA AGMs. However, Associate Members may nominate as many partners/staff as they wish to receive electronic updates from the DLA and (subject to space) invitations to the Practitioner Group Meetings.
2. Pay your subscription. The DLA membership year runs from 1 April every year to 31 March the following year. You can pay by:
Please contact the DLA office if you need to provide a purchase order number or require an invoice.
3. Complete the members' questionnaire. Please complete the members' questionnaire and return it by e-mail (with an electronic signature) or in hard copy to the DLA office.
We use the questionnaire to ensure our members' database is up to date and that you receive all postal and electronic information at the correct address.
The questionnaire also tells us other important information which ensures we provide our members the best possible service, including whether you want to be listed in the membership directory (available only to other members) and the public referrals directory.
|DLA membership rates 2012-2013.pdf||102.78 KB|
|Member Questionnaire 2012-13.doc||93.5 KB|
|Direct Debit Form - 2012-13.doc||204.5 KB|