• Monday, November 27, 2017 5:30 PM | Jan McCartney-Clark (Administrator)

    As a general practice attorney, you figured out the art and science of practicing law in areas such as family law, trusts & estates, real estate, personal injury, and criminal law, and it’s the reason you’re considered a skilled professional.  But client expectations are shifting and competitive pressures have increased; it’s harder now to find the right balance between practicing law and running a small business.  It has become apparent that not only do you need to be an excellent lawyer . . . you also need to be a savvy entrepreneur capable of building a successful small business.

    Learn how today’s successful small law firms are able to balance attracting and retaining clients, practicing law and managing the business to set themselves up for long term success.  Click here to link to Webcast. 

  • Thursday, November 02, 2017 3:02 PM | Jan McCartney-Clark (Administrator)

  • Saturday, October 07, 2017 2:20 PM | Jan McCartney-Clark (Administrator)

    Assistant Director of the Documentary Film Legal Clinical Program

    Deadline:  Thursday, November 30, 2017

    Part-time Instructor for the Spring 2018 semester

    Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2017

    Click the linked positions above to apply or get more information.  

  • Sunday, October 01, 2017 5:42 PM | Stephen Weaver (Administrator)

    You can donate here:

    Inner-City Arts (www.inner-cityarts.orgis an organization based out of downtown Los Angeles that partners with the Los Angeles Unified School District to bring art education to underserved students.  This award-winning group offers a campus in LA’s Skid Row neighborhood, which gives students a chance to explore their talents and express themselves through art projects.

  • Sunday, September 24, 2017 8:00 AM | Jan McCartney-Clark (Administrator)

    Sunday, September 24, 2017, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in Century City, 1800 Avenue of the Stars, join the Greater Los Angeles Chapter Association of Legal Administrators (GLA ALA) proudly partnered with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Los Angeles for the 10th Anniversary of the Justice Jog 5K/10K Run/Walk! 

    Get more information and register at 


  • Monday, August 21, 2017 11:12 AM | Stephen Weaver (Administrator)

    The Bar will not have its First Friday Lunch in September.  First Friday monthly lunches will resume in October, with the next one on October 6, thanks to our new Immigration Section.

  • Sunday, August 06, 2017 4:24 PM | Jennifer Millier (Administrator)

    Join the SMBA for a moderated discussion with three of the greatest litigators and legal minds of our time: Carl Douglas, Shawn Holley, and Laura Wasser. Carl is best known for his work as the Coordinator of O.J. Simpson’s criminal defense. Shawn has represented or currently represents Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, Michelle Rodriquez, and the Kardashian/Jenner family. Laura is one of the premier family law attorneys and has represented Angelina Jolie, Heidi Klum, Kim Kardashian, Ryan Reynolds,Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, and Maria Shriver. The event includes a reception, the panel discussion, and a private gallery tour. The panelists will answer questions and share some insight about their methods that elevate the critical function of crafting an argument to an art form. Attorneys and non-attorneys alike will be entertained and intrigued by their perspective and insight. These experts have donated their time to an event that will expand the minds of the audience and which supports a wonderful cause. All proceeds will benefit an arts charity that serves underrepresented communities in Los Angeles County.

    To attend, you must register in advance here.  

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 12:04 PM | Stephen Weaver (Administrator)

    The Santa Monica Bar Association recently held its annual summer elections at the Red O Restaurant in Santa Monica, voting in business litigation attorney Jennifer Millier as President Elect and two new Board of Trustee members, probate litigation attorney Megan Waugh and CEO of a medical expert consulting firm Ashleigh Bhole.

    Jennifer is an established trial attorney representing employers and manufacturers in disputes involving business, employment and real property matters.

    Megan’s practice focuses on a variety of civil litigation matters including elder law, probate, wills, trusts, and conservatorships.

    Ashleigh is an attorney and the founder of Ace Callen, LLC, a medical expert management and consulting firm. Prior to starting her own company, Ashleigh was with a national law firm practicing in the areas of healthcare and insurance fraud and complex commercial litigation.

    Congratulations to our newly elected Board Members and President Elect!  Come to our Annual Installation Dinner at the Jonathan Club's Beach Club this October and welcome all of the new members and officers, including current President Elect Alejandro Herrera, to their terms.  Check back to the SMBA website soon for the date, details and registration.

    Jennifer M. Millier            Ashleigh Bhole

     Jennifer Millier                       Megan Waugh                       Ashleigh Bhole

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 5:25 PM | Stephen Weaver (Administrator)

    Click the Below Link from Attorney at Law Magazine,%22page%22:25%7D

    For more info, contact Mario at

  • Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:00 PM | Jan McCartney-Clark (Administrator)

    Meet ASU for lunch on Friday July 14th from noon to 1:30 p.m. and earn 1 hour Bias CLE Credit. Visit or click here for more details.  

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