The Los Angeles County Bar Association was formed in 1878 has a long heritage of serving the legal community of Los Angeles County. LACBA is dedicated to improving the administration of justice, advancing the interests of the profession, and serving the public in law-related ways.
When you join the Los Angeles County Bar Association, you’ve accessed a powerful network of attorneys and staff dedicated to helping the legal community meet the challenges of practicing law in the 21st Century.
12 reasons to join The Los Angeles County Bar Association:
I. Resources For Your Professional Needs
Keeping informed is critical to the successful lawyer. Providing timely practice related information is the cornerstone of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s many services. For example, LACBA provides access to information about local judges that is unavailable elsewhere. Through the services of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, updates on the law and procedural changes in the courts are unparalleled resources offered to members.
For information on E-Briefs, click here.
For information on "Know Your Judges", click here.
For information on the “Searchable Superior Court Register”,
For Judge in a Flash, click here.
II. Opportunities to Expand Your Practice
For those in private practice client development is critical. There is no better place to network than the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Participation in LACBA activities offers you many opportunities to meet fellow lawyers, corporate counsel, and develop new business relationships. Make yourself known by joining a committee or speaking at a seminar. You can also learn innovative client development tips at many of our seminars and monthly meetings. The Los Angeles County Bar also offers you opportunities to develop clients through panel membership on our Lawyer Referral and Information Services (LRIS), through arbitration and mediation opportunities, with our Center for Civic Mediation, and through panel membership on our Indigent Criminal Defense Appointments panel.
For information on our Sections, click here.
For a list of our Committees, click here.
For our Calendar of Events, click here.
For information about Lawyer Referral and Information Services (LRIS), click here.
For information about the Center for Civic Mediation, click here.
III. Protection of Your Interests
The Los Angeles County Bar has earned a respected reputation advocating the professional interests of lawyers before the State Bar, as well as State and Federal executive and legislative bodies.
IV. Increase Your Expertise
One of the toughest challenges of being an attorney is the continuing pressure to develop and grow your client base. The Los Angeles County Bar Association’s lawyer-to-lawyer meeting ground provides valuable networking benefits to get to know attorneys within and outside of your area of practice. The Los Angeles County Bar Association provides opportunities for judges and attorneys to come together at social and educational events as well as participate in the work of our substantive law sections and standing/ad hoc committees. Through participation in these forums, you will meet judges and lawyers who share your interests and concerns, develop important referral and support networks, hear a wide variety of expert speakers, pick up helpful practice tips, obtain office and staff management advice, and help improve the laws and administrative procedures which govern your practice area. Virtually every substantive area of the law and practice setting is covered.
V. Educational Opportunities to Broaden Your Knowledge
Because our members develop our educational programs, we take great pride in the quality of our offerings. Whether you are beginning your career, developing a new practice area, starting your own firm, or just trying to keep up with changes in the law, the Los Angeles County Bar Association can help you gain the knowledge and skills you need. More than 200 programs are presented each year, featuring expert speakers and comprehensive written material - all designed to help meet your CLE requirements as well as provide practical advice in your chosen areas of practice.
For our Calendar of Events, click here
VI. Cutting Edge Educational Opportunities
Because of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s commitment to new technology, we provide an ever-expanding opportunity for members to stay informed and meet educational requirements through new and developing technology.
For online CLE courses offered through the Internet, click here.
For information about list serve activities, click here.
For information about free legal forms, click here.
VII. Stay Informed
The Los Angeles County Bar Association’s premier award-winning magazine, Los Angeles Lawyer; serves Southern California by providing timely articles and information on substantive areas of law. Also the County Bar Update, the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s official newsletter, offers information from around LACBA—the definitive source for notification of programs, events and announcements. The monthly email bulletin provides information about what is happening around the Los Angeles County Bar Association and provides advanced information about new programs and items of interest. The Los Angeles County Bar Association's website has up-to-date information on everything going on around LACBA.
To see a list of LACBA publications, click here.
VIII. Improve The Image of Lawyers
Self-enrichment through good work helps open up a new dimension in life, underscoring the concept that life isn’t about what we accumulate at the end of the day, but how we live the entire day. Gain valuable experience and show the public that lawyers really do care by volunteering for one of LACBA's pro bono programs. Opportunities range from mediation services to helping victims of domestic violence. No time commitment is too small and your help really can make a difference in someone else’s life.
To learn more about pro bono opportunities, click here.
IX. Help Finding a Job or Changing Career
Dedicated to the profession and community, the LACBA Career Center is a valuable search and recruitment resource for legal professionals and employers in Los Angeles. The LACBA Career Center offers simple and easy-to-use tools to make searching for career opportunities and finding qualified professionals fast, efficient, and successful.
To go to our Career Resources page, click here.
X. Save on Business and Personal Expenses
Through the collective buying power of our 21,000+ members, we offer discounted benefits to help meet the rigorous demands of a competitive profession in addition to running the business side of your practice. Through your Los Angeles County Bar Association membership, you can save on seminars, legal publications, wireless services, office equipment, overnight delivery services, rental car discounts, credit cards, plus save on all your insurance needs. These savings can more than cover the cost of your Los Angeles County Bar Association membership dues.
For information on Member Benefits and Discounts, click here.
XI. LACBA.org is Open 24/7
LACBA offers one of the most comprehensive web sites in the legal profession. The LACBA web pages provide an easy and excellent way to access information and resources as well as stay in touch with the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the entire legal community, acting as a portal to other vital legal links. The Bar is open 24/7, where all of the activities can be accessed through the LACBA's web site.
XII. Learn and Grow Through The Barristers
If you have been in practice for 5 years or less and are under 36 years of age, you can become a Barristers section member. The Barristers is dedicated to helping young lawyers create satisfying careers by offering committees, seminars, leadership opportunities, support services, and social activities designed specifically for young lawyers. Opportunities to improve your skills, find the help you need and advance your career are endless.
To go to the Barristers' home page, click here.
Whether you want to…
the Los Angeles County Bar Association can meet your needs.
- access professional resources
- protect your professional interests
- network with colleagues
- broaden your knowledge
- expand your practice
- improve your community
- save money and obtain services
Click HERE to join LACBA today!
The Los Angeles County Bar Association can help.
Contact us at (213) 896-6560
On the web at www.lacba.org