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The RCBA of California was created in 1894 to encourage social interaction between the bench and the bar. Over the years, we have evolved into a professional organization (see bylaws) that provides many valuable services to both our member attorneys and the public.
The Sacramento County Bar Association of California is 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.
The San Bernardino County Bar Association of California provides certified Lawyer Referral Services for clients needing legal representation; volunteer attorneys to serve in Legal Aid clinics; unparalleled collegial opportunity through Bar service, educational programs, recreation, and travel; and is California's oldest continuously operating bar association, now in its 132nd year of serving its membership and community.
Founded in 1899 and over 10,000 members strong, the San Diego County Bar Association of California is the region's oldest and largest law-related organization. The voice for San Diego's diverse legal community, the SDCBA takes seriously its mission to support and inform not only the county's lawyers, but also the public. Programs help clients find qualified lawyers, resolve disputes and educate San Diegans on their legal rights and responsibilities.
The San Fernando Valley Bar Association of California 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.
The San Mateo County Bar Association of California provides three major programs designed to assist our community. If you need to hire an attorney, the Lawyer Referral Service can help you. Attorneys on our Lawyer Referral Service are in good standing with the San Mateo County Bar Association and the State Bar of California, and carry professional liability insurance. Read about the Lawyer Referral Service. If you are having a dispute with your attorney regarding the amount of legal fees you have been charged, Fee Arbitration may be option.
The Santa Barbara County Bar Association of California operates a professional association with a membership of 600 dedicated professionals. We ethically promote education and discussion in various fields of law, advance the science of jurisprudence, promote the fair and efficient administration of justice, encourage observance of the Rules of Professional Conduct, and foster cooperation between the bar, bench and governmental agencies.
Santa Clara County Bar Association of California
The Sonoma County Bar Association of California 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.
ATJ recognizes that access to the civil justice system is a fundamental right, the Access to Justice Board works to achieve equal access for those facing economic and other significant barriers. ATJ was established by the Washington State Supreme Court in 1994 at the request of the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors in response to a growing need to coordinate the access to justice efforts in Washington State to provide continuity and focus.
The Sunnyvale-Cupertino Bar Association of California has been serving the communities since 1956. 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.
The Tahoe-Truckee Bar Association of California 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. The purpose of this Web Site is to provide general information about the Association for the benefit of its members and the general public.
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.
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.
Founded as a public/private partnership between the New York State Unified Court System and the Fund for the City of New York, the Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit think tank that helps courts and criminal justice agencies aid victims, reduce crime and improve public trust in justice. The Center combines action and reflection to spark problem-solving innovation both locally and nationally.
The Constitution Project seeks consensus solutions to difficult legal and constitutional issues. It does this through constructive dialogue across ideological and partisan lines, and through scholarship, activism, and public education efforts.
The Defender Association is a non-profit law firm providing public defender services to King County and the City of Seattle in felony, misdemeanor, juvenile, family advocacy, and civil commitment cases, as well as a number of appeals at all levels of the state courts. The City of Seattle's Legislative Information Service has a reference to the ordinance that established The Defender Association as the provider of legal defense services for indigent defendants in 1969, but the text of the ordinance is not available online.
Since 1882 the FCBA has honorably served the residents of California's San Joaquin Valley with the following goals: 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; and to cultivate quality relationships and friendly sentiments among its members.
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 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.
The Prisoner's Guide to Survival helps answer these two most important questions facing every man and woman imprisoned in the United States. No matter what your legal or educational background, The Prisoner's Guide to Survival will help you learn how to research the law, study your rights, determine your legal options, and take the necessary steps to protect your rights or challenge an illegal conviction or sentence. Complex issues are explained in plain language so that even if you don't have an attorney you can make an informed decision regarding your legal choices. The Supreme Court decision in Appendix v. New Jersey and its potential for sentence reduction for thousands of defendants is also discussed.
Created by the state legislature in 1927, the State Bar is a public corporation within the judicial branch of government, serving as an arm of the California Supreme Court. All State Bar members are officers of the court. Membership in the State Bar of California affords attorneys the right and privilege of practicing law in this state. The bar's integrated network of functions and services- many of them mandated by law - protects the public and assists attorneys in meeting their professional obligations.
The VCBA of California 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.
The Wilshire Bar Association of California provides activities and opportunities for attorneys in and around Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. These opportunities include: Continuing education of the bar; Educational interaction with judges; Links to legal resources; Networking with attorneys in the neighborhood; and Community out-reach programs with local organizations and schools.
WDA provides over 900 members with access to the most recent developments in criminal law through training seminars, publications, and its resource assistance. WDA represents public defense issues in Olympia, Washington, and we work actively to oppose legislation which would seriously undermine constitutional protections for people accused of crimes. WDA supports positive legislation which would help fund indigent defense services or otherwise assist public defense agencies in protecting the rights of the accused. In addition, we support efforts which would provide alternatives to incarceration when appropriate.
The members of the Yolo County Bar Association of California are attorneys who provide both public and private legal services in Yolo County. 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. This website provides information about the Yolo County Bar Association, and its membership, and provides links to various law-related resources.