The Santa Monica Bar Association, founded in 1928, has a rich community of lawyers in various fields. We offer continuing education credits, monthly section lunch programs, opportunities to highlight your firm at events and through educational seminars, special events with our local judiciary, and many other networking opportunities. Read more.
Join the SMBA at the StartUP Seminar
Save the date for the first StartUP seminar August 11, 2016, at the Expert Dojo. Read more.
Lunch With Judges From The West District
On September 20, 2016, join Judges and Commissioners from the West District for lunch to learn what to do (and not to do) in court.
Learn more about the SMBA and the attorneys who volunteer their time to bring the best and brightest together in Santa Monica. Read more.
News & Activities
July 12, 2016 Toast to Summer - Summer Party
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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.
Benefits of Membership