Tuesday’s Toast

August 11, 2015 A crowd of over a hundred showed up for drinks and appetizers at the Bodega Wine Bar at this casual happy hour hosted by Cathy Coler of Torrey Pines Bank and organized by Jennifer Millier, Esq. and Kristen Dennis Marquis, Esq. Click on the image above to view more images of the event.

Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program

The Santa Monica Bar Association is proud to participate in the State of California's Mandatory Fee Arbitration (MFA) Program. The MFA Program is an informal, low cost program for resolving fee disputes between people and their lawyers. Our program provides both arbitration services and mediation services for all parties. Read More


The LRIS of the Santa Monica Bar Association is a certified referral service. All lawyers are carefully screened. Whatever your legal needs, the LRIS will assist you in finding a lawyer who can help you. Call 310-581-5163 or email us at SMBAoffice@gmail.com. Read More

2015 Summer BBQ

July 15, 2015 Thank you to everyone who came to this year's Summer BBQ hosted by Sandy Polin, Esq. and organized by Monica Mihell, Esq. Click on the image above to view more images of the event.

First Friday Lunch

August 7, 2015 Just returning from the California Supreme Court, Keith Turner, Esq. provided a pointed analysis of recent developments of land use, highlighting the cases every homeowner should know. Click on the image above for more information.


Get a seat at the table and become a member. Attorneys, students, paralegals, and non-attorneys can join the SMBA. Membership offers a unique opportunity to connect with colleagues, clients, experts, and the community. Read More About Membership Benefits

Upcoming Events

  1. Board Meeting

    September 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. First Friday Lunch

    September 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  3. The Toast

    September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Courthouse Lunch

    September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  5. Probate & Trust Section Lunch

    September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  6. First Friday Lunch

    October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  7. Board Meeting

    October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm