Benefits Of Joining The SMBA

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

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