More than 5,000 attorneys practice community association law in the United States, but fewer than 175 are distinguished by the College of Community Association Lawyers as CCAL fellows. There are many fine lawyers with excellent reputations who do not meet the criteria needed for CCAL fellowship.
The CCAL Board of Governors reviews applications for fellowship twice a year--June 30 and September 30. Candidates can email completed applications with supporting materials to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line 'CCAL Fellow Application'. Both the application fee and annual renewal fee is $325.
To assist lawyers in developing skills unique to the practice of community association law and to increase industry networking, current CCAL fellows are paired with mentees from different geographical locations. Mentors also provide guidance
to their mentees in the CCAL fellowship application process.