California Bar Associations
California Bar Associations - Statewide
- California State Bar, San Francisco
Founded in 1927 by the legislature, The State Bar of California is an administrative arm of the California Supreme Court. All lawyers practicing in California must be members of the State Bar. The mission of the State Bar: "Preserve and improve our justice system in order to ensure a free and just society under the law."CLE
- Armenian Bar Association, Los Angeles
The Armenian Bar Association was formed in 1989 to provide an arena for lawyers of Armenian heritage and other interested individuals to come together socially and professionally and to address the legal concerns of the Armenian community. With the creation of an independent Republic of Armenia, the Association undertook the task of helping to build and encourage the growth of democratic institutions in Armenia. The Association is a forum in which attorneys with different backgrounds and at different stages of their careers share their expertise and insight. Such an exchange of experience and knowledge forms the backbone of the Association's dual goals of professional growth and community advancement. This sharing finds expression in the liaison work of the Association in supporting the emergence of a rule of law society in the Republic of Armenia. The cooperation also takes the form of pro bono assistance and legal education seminars geared toward raising community awareness of rights and responsibilities. The Association is a democratic organization. Its members and sponsors support it and give it direction. They approve its by-laws, elect a Board of Governors, nominate prominent jurists as honorary members, and set the policy for the fiscal year. The Association is committed to serve the profession of law, the interests of its members, and the rights of its constituents
- California Applicants' Attorney Association, Sacramento
Caaa Is Instrumental In Providing The California Injured Worker The Opportunity For Fair Workers' Compensation Benefits And Re-entry Into The Community As A Productive Citizen. The Support Of Caaa's Members Help To Provide The Optimum Ability For Caaa To Continue Its Distinguished Tradition.
- Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC ), Sacramento
Seek Justice For All...preserve The Right To Trial By Jury For All Consumers...prevent Injury From Occurring Through Concerted Efforts To Secure Safe Products, A Safe Workplace, A Clean Environment, And Quality Health Care...inspire Excellence In Advocacy Through Training And Education...encourage Cooperation Among Members...advance The Common Law And The Finest Traditions Of Jurisprudence...uphold The Honor And Dignity Of The Legal Profession And The Highest Standards Of Ethical Conduct And Integrity.CLE
- Federal and County Bar Association (FBAOC), Irvine
The Federal Bar Association of Orange County (FBAOC) is committed to meeting the needs of federal practitioners in Orange County, California by sponsoring important "Bench and Bar" events, CLE events and other social events. These events all focus on issues relevant to federal practitioners and provide an important bridge between the many federal judges in Orange County and the attorneys who practice before them. We encourage you to join the FBAOC and benefit from this great and ongoing dialogue between the local federal bench and bar.
California Bar Associations - Local
- Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA), Oakland
The Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA) was established in 1877 and has a membership of 2,000 attorneys, judges, law students, and other legal professionals. The ACBA administers numerous programs and activities to benefit attorneys and the community.
- Asian Pacific Bar Association of Los Angeles, Los Angeles
The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County is a member organization comprised of attorneys, judges, commissioners and law students throughout Los Angeles County. It is a voice for issues of concern to the Asian Pacific Islander community. APABA provides legal education and assistance to underserved Asian Pacific Islander communities and also sponsors programs in professional development, community education, and law student mentorship.CLE
- Bar Association of San Francisco, San Francisco
The Bar Association of San Francisco champions equal access to justice and promotes humanity, excellence, and diversity in the legal profession. We provide legal services to disadvantaged and underserved individuals in San Francisco. We create opportunities for legal service in the community and encourage participation by our members. We advance professional growth and education, and elevate the standards of integrity, honor, and respect in the practice of law. We cultivate diversity and equality in the legal profession, provide a collective voice for public advocacy, and pioneer constructive change in society.CLE
- Beverly Hills Bar Association (BHBA), Beverly Hills
The Beverly Hills Bar Association, a nationally recognized major metropolitan bar association based in Beverly Hills, serves the 15,000 + lawyers who live or work on the Westside of Los Angeles County. With over 3,600 members, it is the largest voluntary bar association in California that is not a county bar association. Our mission is to serve our members, to lead our profession and to advocate for justice in our community.CLE
- Butte County Bar Association (BCBA), Chico
The mission of the Butte County Bar Association is to advance the role of law and legal process in Butte County by: Advocating efficient court administration and access to legal services for all; Supporting legal education and the resolution of conflicts; Expanding knowledge of law practice management, economics, and ethics; Encouraging a positive image of the profession; and Promoting empathy and understanding among the courts, the attorneys, and the communities they serve.CLE
- Century City Bar Association (CCBA), Santa Monica
The mission of the Century City Bar Association (“CCBA”) is to enhance the unique quality and strength of the attorneys within Century City and adjoining areas. The CCBA provides excellent continuing education seminars, strengthens the influence and pre-eminence of the members of the Century City legal community through business development, honors excellence in the legal profession and enhances the community through pro bono service.CLE
- Charles Houston Bar Association (CHBA), Oakland
Welcome to the Charles Houston Bar Association, an affiliate of the National Bar Association representing the interests of African American lawyers, judges and law students throughout Northern California. Founded in 1955, CHBA is committed to working within the African American community to facilitate access to the justice system and to promote equal protection under the law.
- Contra Costa County Bar Association (CCCBA), Martinez
The Contra Costa County Bar Association's Mission is to represent its members and to advocate on their behalf; to educate its members and the public concerning the law, the legal profession, and the judicial system; to facilitate communication both among its members, and between its members and the public; and to provide services that will support its members in their legal practice.
- Eastern Alameda County Bar Association (EACBA), Catro Valley
Eastern Alameda County Bar Association was established to advance the legal profession through education, philanthropy, public service programs and promotion of a spirit of friendship and common interest among its members.
- El Dorado County Bar Association (EDCBA), Placerville
The El Dorado County Bar Association was established in 1972 when local attorneys joined together to promote the legal profession and improve the skills of attorney’s in the area. Currently, the association has over 80 practicing attorney in membership covering areas of practice from criminal law to probate to estate planning.
- Fresno County Bar Association (FCBA), Fresno
The Fresno County Bar Association was incorporated by twelve Fresno attorneys on June 19, 1882. The objectives, as set forth in its articles, were: To maintain the honor and dignity of the profession and practice of the law; To increase its usefulness in promoting the administration and proper amendment of the law so as best to secure every right to the citizen; To cultivate social intercourse and friendly sentiments among its members.
- Glendale Bar Association, Glendale
The Glendale Bar Association is dedicated to enhancing the professional practices of its members by offering information, services, career development, networking opportunities and other resources. The Glendale Bar Association assists the community by offering services and programs designed to educate the public on the law and finding qualified counsel to represent them.
- Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County (HBA), Irvine
The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County promotes education, unity, and excellence in the Hispanic legal community by: • Expanding the business and professional opportunities available to its members. • Enhancing the members’ business and professional stature in the Hispanic community. • Increasing the participation of Hispanic leaders in civic affairs. • Enhancing the quality of life for the members and the community.CLE
- International Association of Independent Law Firms, Marina Del Rey
- Italian American Lawyers Association, Los Angeles
The Italian American Lawyers Association, a Los Angeles-area bar association, was founded in 1977. It is known for its outstanding speakers, authentic Italian meals, and an energy that is unique to our bar association.
- Japanese American Bar Association of Greater Los Angeles (JABA), Los Angeles
The Japanese American Bar Association (“JABA”) was founded over 30 years ago in Los Angeles, California. Over the years, JABA has provided a special forum for members of the legal profession with interests and ties to the Japanese American community to discuss issues, network, and serve our community.
- John M. Langston Bar Association, Los Angeles
The Langston Bar Association is the oldest bar association in California serving the African American legal community. It started as the “Langston Law Club” in 1943 by attorney Crispus Attucks Wright and other pioneering African American attorneys in Los Angeles. They founded the club in response to other bar associations’ policy of excluding African Americans as members. The Club later changed its name to the John M. Langston Bar Association.
- Kern County Bar Association, Bakersfield
The Kern County Bar Association provides leadership in advancing the professional interests of the membership and serving the legal interests of the community.CLE
- Korean American Bar Association (KABANOR-CAL), San Francisco
KABANC was founded to encourage and promote the professional growth of Korean-American lawyers and law students in Northern California; to foster networking, support, and the exchange of ideas and information among its members and with the local Korean-American community; and to work with other Asian, minority, and community organizations on matters of common concern.
- Korean American Bar Association of Southern California (KABA), Los Angeles
True, A Few Ka Attorneys Practiced In Southern California, Such As Daye Shinn Who Represented Susan Atkins, A Follower Of The Notorious Manson Gang; Alfred Song Who Represented The Monterey Park Area In The California Senate For Many Terms, Leaving A Legacy Of A Score Of Consumer Protection Bills To Which His Name Is Still Attached; Harry Kim Of Torrance, And Of Course, Our Own Howard Halm Who Had Served As The President Of Jaba Long Before He Headed Kaba Because There Was Not Yet A Kaba Ready For His Leadership.
- La Jolla Bar Association, La Jolla
The members of the La Jolla Bar Association are attorneys who either maintain an office for their practice of law or who live in the La Jolla, California area. This web site is published as a service by the La Jolla Bar Association.
- Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association (LGLA), Los Angeles
In Exercising Our Strength As A Bar Association, Our Mission Is To Provide A Strong Leadership Presence Of And For Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgendered Persons In The Legal Profession And In The Community At Large, Through Education, Legal Advocacy, And Participation In Political And Civic Activities And Social Functions.CLE
- Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Los Angeles
The mission of the Los Angeles County Bar Association is to meet the professional needs of Los Angeles lawyers and advance the administration of justice.CLE
- Madera County Bar Association, Fresno
- Marin County Bar Association (MCBA), San Rafael
With almost 800 members, it is the mission of the MCBA to involve, encourage and support bar association members, to serve as a liaison to the Marin County courts, and to educate the community and enhance access to legal services.
- Monterey County Bar Association, Salinas CLE
- National Bar Association Region IX (NBA), San Francisco
Region IX is one of the largest and most geographically diverse of the twelve regions that compose the NBA, the country’s oldest and largest predominantly African American bar association. Region IX is made up of more than a dozen local affiliates throughout the western United States. Its goals include combating attacks on affirmative action and the promotion of diversity; encouraging law firm and corporate diversity initiatives; advocating judicial appointments for African-American judges at all levels of the judiciary; and strengthening the links between affiliate organizations within the Region. Please join us as we strive to meet those goals!
- Nevada County Bar Association (NCBA), Nevada City
- North County Bar Association (NCBA), Vista
Since 1956, the North County Bar Association has been dedicated to providing its members with programs and services promoting the development of the legal profession. The objectives of NCBA are: to improve the education of its members; to raise the standards of professional conduct; to strive to achieve the highest the highest level of professional competence; to deliver the best possible legal service to the public; to promote a better understanding of the legal profession by the public; to encourage cordial and friendly relations among its members; to maintain the honor and dignity of the Bench and Bar; to work for the establishment and improvement of County and State Judicial and Administrative facilities in Northern San Diego County; and, to obtain greater recognition for its members in County and State Judicial activities.CLE
- Orange County Bar Association, Newport Beach
The Orange County Bar Association provides a wide variety of programs, services and opportunities for its attorney members, the judiciary, and the community. The OCBA is one of the largest voluntary bar associations in California, with over 9,000 members. Members meet regularly in sections and committees dedicated to various areas of law and issues of concern to the legal community.CLE
- Palo Alto Area Bar Association, Palo Alto
The Palo Alto Area Bar Association is unique in that its geographical and professional area straddles two counties and two county bar associations. It was formed to provide a more personal and more responsive professional association for attorneys in the mid-peninsula, ranging from Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside, East Palo Alto, and Portola Valley through Palo Alto, Los Altos and Mountain View.CLE
- Pasadena Bar Association, Pasadena
The Pasadena Bar Association assists its Members to develop and improve their practice of law by providing information, services, networking, career development programs and other resources. Since its founding in 1917, the PBA has vigorously pursued its stated purpose "to advance the science of jurisprudence, to promote the administration of justice, to encourage a thorough legal education, and to maintain the honor and dignity of the profession of law."
- Placer County Bar Association (PCBA), Auburn
The mission of the Placer County Bar Association is to promote the professional interests of lawyers within the legal profession and within the framework of local, state and federal governments, through education, interaction, leadership, and philanthropy.
- Queen's Bench Bar Association, San Mateo
To promote equal rights and opportunities for all women and in particular for women in the legal profession and the judiciary. To provide an organization for collective action in matters important to women and women lawyers and judges. To further the adoption of legislative and judicial reforms securing the full and equal participation of women in society and in the legal profession and the judiciary. To promote the honor, integrity and public service of the legal profession and the judiciary, and to stimulate interest in activities that promote the honor and dignity of the legal profession. To promote a skilled, humane and independent judiciary and the effective administration of justice. To promote a spirit of mutual aid, cooperation and service among lawyers.
- Riverside County Bar Association (RCBA), Riverside
Our Mission is . . . to serve our members, and indirectly their clients, with programs to enhance the professional capabilities and satisfaction of our members; to serve our community with programs to provide opportunities for our members to contribute their unique talents to enhance the quality of life in the community; to serve the legal system with programs to improve access to legal services and the judicial system and promote the fair and efficient administration of justice.
- Sacramento County Bar Association, Sacramento
The Sacramento County Bar Association's commitment to the legal profession and community is to enhance the system of justice, the lawyers who serve it, and the community served by it.CLE
- San Benito County Bar Association, Hollister
- San Bernadino County Bar Association, San Bernadino
Our mission is to serve our members and the community and to improve the system of justice.
- San Diego Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, San Diego
Casd Is An Organization Of Trial Lawyers In San Diego County Who Work To Preserve And Protect The Legal Rights Of Consumers.
- San Diego County Bar Association, San Diego
The mission of the San Diego County Bar Association is to be San Diego County’s representative of the legal profession, serving the public and the profession by enhancing the legal system and promoting justice, professional excellence and respect for the law.CLE
- San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Woodland Hills
The San Fernando Valley Bar Association is one of the premier local bar associations in California and the nation. For 75 years, the SFVBA has served members and the public with distinction, and has been a strong voice for the San Fernando Valley legal community.CLE
- San Joaquin County Bar Association, Stockton
The purpose of the Bar Association is to ... To stimulate interest in legal matters To provide a forum for the collective action of its members To foster good methods & ethical practices within the profession To protect against the unlawful practice of law To encourage cooperative efforts among its members To inspire public esteem for the profession To assist the State Bar of California in its activitiesCLE
- San Luis Obispo County Bar Association, San Luis Obispo
To promote the honor and dignity of the legal profession, to educate its members and the public, to foster the highest professional standards, to encourage collegiality among its members, to advance the fair and effective administration of justice, and to provide and recognize public service as it relates to this mission.CLE
- San Mateo County Bar Association, Redwood City
The San Mateo County Bar Association has a tradition of excellence in developing programs, which serve its members as well as the public. The well-attended Members Only Annual Judges Night and the Annual Installation of Officers enhance the outstanding working relationship between the Bar Association and the local judiciary. The Association’s Committees and Specialty Sections offer a wide opportunity to fulfill MCLE requirements, provide educational service to the community or expand your law practice.
- Santa Barbara County Bar Association (SBCBA), Santa Barbara
Operates a professional association Has a membership of over 600 dedicated professionals Ethically promotes education and discussion in various fields of law Advances the science of jurisprudence Promotes the fair and efficient administration of justice Encourages observance of the Rules of Professional Conduct Fosters cooperation between the bar, bench and governmental agencies.
- Santa Clara County Bar Association of Silicon Valley, San Jose CLE
- Santa Cruz County Bar Association (SCCBA), Santa Cruz CLE
- Santa Monica Bar Association, Santa Monica
The Santa Monica Bar Association was founded in 1928. It provides its members, the courts, and the community-at-large with a variety of services, activities and commitments. Through its lecture series addressing thought-provoking topics, the Bar strives to feature inspiring speakers of legal renown in the local, national and international communities.
- Solano County Bar Association (SCBA), Fairfield
The Solano County Bar Association is established to maintain the honor and dignity of the profession of the law, to increase its usefulness in promoting the due administration of justice, to cultivate social relations among its members, to provide educational opportunities to its members, and all activities related to these purposes.
- Sonoma County Bar Association (SCBA), Santa Rosa
The Sonoma County Bar Association is established to maintain the honor and dignity of the profession of the law, to increase its usefulness in promoting the due administration of justice, to cultivate social relations among its members, to provide educational opportunities to the members, and all activities related to these purposes.
- South Asian Bar Association – Northern California, Santa Clara
The South Asian Bar Association – Northern California chapter (“SABA-NC”) was founded in 1993 to ensure that Bay Area South Asian lawyers were provided an avenue to develop professionally, network among peers and volunteer within the South Asian community. Since then, SABA has organized MCLE events, monthly luncheons, happy hours, and mentorship events for its members, hosted the SABA annual banquet, supported and hosted fundraisers for South Asian community support and social service organizations, and advertised, facilitated, and encouraged members to provide pro bono legal services to those in need.
- South Asian Bar Association Southern California (SABA-SC), Los Angeles
SABA is dedicated to the advancement and development of South Asian attorneys as well as attorneys interested in issues affecting the South Asian community. SABA strives to promote the professional development of South Asian lawyers and law students, educate the South Asian community about relevant legal issues, expand and enhance business and professional opportunities for South Asians, increase the participation of South Asians in civic affairs and government, facilitate the exchange of ideas and information to South Asians, and foster goodwill, fellowship, and unity among the South Asian community.
- South Bay Bar Association, Chula Vista
The Mission of the South Bay Bar Association is to advance the science of jurisprudence; to improve the education of its members; to raise the standards of professional conduct, to promote a better understanding of the legal profession by the public; to encourage cordial, friendly relations among its members; to maintain the honor and dignity of the Bench and Bar; to work for the establishment and improvement of county and state judicial and administrative facilities in southern San Diego County; and to obtain greater recognition for its members in county and state judicial activities.
- South Bay Bar Association (SBBA), Torrance
Founded in 1953, the South Bay Bar Association has served the South Bay area of Los Angeles County for over 50 years. Headquartered in Torrance, the association has over 300 active members. Five sections of specialty areas of law provide the members with opportunities to participate in a wide variety of educational programs and social activities.
- Southeast District Bar Association, Norwalk
On June 16, 1934, The Southeast District Bar Association Was Recognized As 'a Bar Association' By The State Bar Of California. The Bar Association Has A Board Of Trustees Consisting Of Four Officers, The Immediate Past President And Eight Trustees. The Four Officers And The Trustees Are Elected By The Active Members And Hold Office For One Year.
- Stanislaus County Bar Association (SCBA), Modesto
Its Specific Purpose Was And Is As Follows: To Serve The Welfare Of The Public By Promoting Understanding Of The Laws Of California And The Nation Seek To Improve The Administration Of Justice Promote Professionalism Among Lawyers Provide Legal Services To Those In Need Of Them Act As A Means Of Communication Motivate Its Members To Participate In Civic/community Service
- Sunnyvale-Cupertino Bar Association, Cupertino
Our site is designed to assist: The local community by helping you to find attorneys to meet your legal needs through our membership list, The legal community by informing you of our events and membership benefits, and Our members by providing you with current information on your organization.
- Tahoe-Truckee Bar Association, Truckee
TTBA serves the legal profession in the Lake Tahoe and Truckee Areas. Members of the Association practice in many of the surrounding counties and some are licensed in both California and Nevada.
- Tom Homann Law Association, San Diego
The Tom Homann Law Association is dedicated to the advancement of gay, lesbian, and transgender issues throughout California and the nation. We are also the place for San Diego's GLBT lawyers to network, build friendships and develop their careers. THLA is also committed to establishing and maintaining personal connections with local law student community. Through our successful mentor program, we provide encouragement, guidance, insight and friendship.
- Ventura County Bar Association (VCBA), Ventura
The Ventura County Bar Association (VCBA) was established in 1929 and incorporated in 1968. It is a California non-profit 501(c)(6) Mutual Benefit Corporation. Currently, the VCBA has 1227 members and 37 sections, committees and affiliates. The VCBA is governed by a 28 member board of directors and staffed by 7 professionals and 12 Emeritus Attorneys. Additionally, the VCBA has a charitable foundation. The Ventura County Bar Association/Volunteer Lawyers Services Program, Inc., was incorporated as a non-profit in December 2001 and a 501(c)(3) public benefit, tax exempt corporation in June 2002.CLE
- Western San Bernardino Bar Association, Rancho Cucamonga
The Association is dedicated to: The promotion of the administration of justice Foster and maintain in its members high standards of conduct, integrity, education, competence, and public service Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas Maintain a program of continuing legal education To foster effective communication among association members, the judiciary, and the public.
- Wilshire Bar Association, Los Angeles
Your Wilshire Bar Association provides activities and opportunities for attorneys in and around Wilshire Boulevard from Santa Monica to downtown Los Angeles, California, including Continuing Education of the Bar, Educational Interaction with the Judiciary, Links to Legal Resources, Networking, and Community Out-Reach Programs.
- Yolo County Bar Association (YBCA), Woodland
The members of the Yolo County Bar Association are attorneys who provide both public and private legal services in Yolo County, California. They are judges, court support attorneys, public agency lawyers and private practitioners. All are committed to providing the finest quality legal services to residents of Yolo County.