Join the SMBA

Founded in 1928, the Santa Monica Bar Association has developed a rich community of lawyers in various fields. We offer continuing education credits, monthly section lunch programs, opportunities to highlight your firm at events and through educational seminars, special events with our local judiciary, and many other networking opportunities. Membership is on an annual basis, accrued in the month you join. We pride ourselves in offering a unique opportunity for local businesses, local judiciary, and local lawyers to get together and build relationships.

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Professional Opportunities

  • Low Cost Networking
  • Monthly MCLE Seminars
  • Commitment and service to Santa Monica and other So. Cal. communities
  • Interaction with West District Judges and Staff

Business Opportunities

  • Develop long term business relationships in Santa Monica, West LA, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Venice, and Marina Del Rey
  • Lawyer Referral & Information Service matches prospective clients with participant attorneys
  • Discounts With Certain Malpractice Carriers
  • Los Angeles County Bar membership dues discount
  • Discounts on Westlaw & Rutter Practice Guides.
  • 15% discount when you sign up with DocuSign’s Law Firm Package.

Practice Development

  • Become a speaker at a First Friday Lunch or other program.

  • Earn MCLE credit and stay up to date on current developments in the law at section lunches where judicial officers, legal experts and other distinguished lecturers provide specialized education. 

  • Meet lawyers in your practice area of law to discuss your issues and help to resolve others’ issues. 

Public Service

  • Become an Arbitrator with the SMBA Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program
  • Pro Bono Service Opportunities
  • Supports organizations such as the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

SMBA Administration

2461 Santa Monica Blvd., #529

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Ph. 310-450-9289 Arb. (310) 581-5163

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