2017 Installation Dinner Gala | Keynote: Lane Dilg | Jonathan Beach Club

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Jonathan Club, 850 Palisades Beach Road, Santa Monica, CA 90403


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The Santa Monica Bar Association is excited to announce Santa Monica's new City Attorney Lane Dilg as Keynote Speaker for this year's gala event. Join us Wednesday, October 25th at the beautiful Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica and meet our current and incoming 2017 trustees.

We anticipate over 100 lawyers, judges, law students, and non-attorney affiliates in attendance. Don't miss this signature annual event!


Ms. Lane Dilg comes to Santa Monica as part of a distinguished career in public service.  She previously served as Senior Counsel to the University of California, Los Angeles, prosecuted federal criminal cases as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, advised U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein as counsel on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, litigated civil cases as an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation and Susman Godfrey, LLP, and worked as a federal law clerk to the Honorable Raymond C. Fisher on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Ms. Dilg is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Federal Bar Association - Los Angeles and an Appellate Lawyer Representative to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  In 2016, she served as a member of U.S. Senator Kamala Harris’ transition team upon Senator Harris’ election to the U.S. Senate.  Ms. Dilg earned her B.A. with Highest Honors and Distinction as a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She holds an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School and a J.D. from Yale Law School. read more...


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The CD cover for my latest project featuring Raphael Lemonnier on piano, James Leary on bass, Kenny Elliott and Washington Rucker on drums, Harry Kim on trumpet and Mathis Haug on guitar.


Established in 1894 as a political group Jonathan Club segued into a purely social club shortly after. The Club originally afforded an outlet through which members hosted political candidates, participated in political rallies and gathered for social activities. In 1895, Jonathan Club members determined that the social bond, and not the political one, was what interconnected its members. Jonathan Club was chartered as a “purely social club” by the State of California on September 23, 1895. 

Many notable Club members (also known as Jonathans) have shaped the destiny of Southern California. Their leadership and innovations reverberate to today. Henry Edward Huntington, a notable Jonathan whose imprint on commutes and socio-economic plans dating back to the early 1900s continues to influence all of us to this day. Jonathans Edward Dickson and Ernest Moore conceived the idea of UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) over lunch in the fall of 1917. Never underestimate the power of lunch at the Club!

As Jonathan Club has evolved the defining values, standards of excellence and spirit of camaraderie that originally distinguished the Club have withstood the test of time. 

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”   – Thomas Jefferson


The Santa Monica Bar Association has been around since 1928.  It hosts a great collection of lawyers and other professionals in various fields, mostly situated in Santa Monica, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Venice, Marina del Rey, and West LA.

SMBA Administration

2461 Santa Monica Blvd., #529

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Ph. 310-450-9289 Arb. (310) 581-5163


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