H.A. Sala is a member of the following associations:
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
The NACDL ensures justice and due process for persons accused of crime; fosters the integrity, independence and expertise of the criminal defense profession; and promotes the proper and fair administration of criminal justice.
Citizens have the right to expect privacy in their homes, vehicles, and communications; a right not to be deprived of their liberty or property without due process of law, and a right to consult counsel of their choice. America fought for and declared its independence to preserve these rights, and our Founding Fathers inscribed them into the Constitution.
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ)
From our initial membership of 60 lawyers, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice has grown to over 2,000 members and is the country's largest statewide organization of criminal defense lawyers and allied professionals. There is a rich history to this organization and there are many tangible results of the hard work of the members. However, one of the most significant attributtes of CACJ is that it is an organization of people who share a mission. CACJ members stand up for people who often do not have much of a voice to challenge the power of the government. Members fight to achieve the goal of requiring that the system show respect for each and every person who is accused. CACJ, as the California criminal defense lawyer organization, stands up for its members to help each of them achieve that goal.
Kern County Bar Association (KCBA)
The KCBA advances the science of jurisprudence; upholds and defends the Constitution of the United States and of the State of California; promotes the fair and efficient administration of justice; promotes and develops a high degree of ethics among and by members of the legal profession; fosters cooperation and goodwill between the legal profession and the public, disseminates information to the public, and promotes and creates goodwill and exchange among its members.