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MAKING WAVES SINCE 1928! As one of the oldest bar associations in California, the SMBA strives to bring the highest quality networking and educational events to Santa Monica.

Welcome to the Santa Monica Bar Association

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.

Upcoming events

Judges Night 2017

Judges Night At The Annenberg

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, we hope you enjoyed Judges' Night at the Annenberg.  Read more.

Learn more about the SMBA and the attorneys who volunteer their time to bring the best and brightest together in Santa Monica.  Read more.

Featured member

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. Read More

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