• Monday, March 06, 2017 10:26 AM | Jennifer Millier (Administrator)

    The Santa Monica Bar Association welcomes you to meet fellow attorneys and attorneys in training at UCLA's 21st Annual Small/Mid-Size Law Firm Reception on March 9, 2017.

    The UCLA Office of Career Services invites you to the 21st Annual Small/Mid-Size Law Firm Reception to:

    • Share your insights and experiences in an informal setting.
    • Help students learn about the realities of practicing In small/mid-size law firms.
    • Educate students about your unique practice area.

    Event Details:

    Thursday, March 9, 2017
    5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    UCLA Faculty Center
    Main Dining Room

    Because this event is for informational purposes, your presence is valuable even if your firm is not hiring law students.

    For more information or to RSVP, please visit

  • Monday, March 06, 2017 9:54 AM | Jennifer Millier (Administrator)

    The Santa Monica Bar Association is proud to bring Judges' Night back to the historic Annenberg Community Beach House on the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica on April 19, 2017.

    The SMBA's annual Judges' Night honors our judges serving the Los Angeles County area and thanks them for their continued dedication and contribution to the community and administration of justice. 

    This must-attend event provides attorneys the opportunity to meet and thank sitting judges and mingle with friends, colleagues and professionals.

    For more information or to register for the event, visit

  • Saturday, March 04, 2017 4:40 PM | Jennifer Millier (Administrator)

    The Santa Monica Bar Association welcomes you to expand your network and learn something new from our colleagues at Pepperdine Law School on March 23, 2017.

    Pepperdine Law School's Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship, and the Law is hosting its annual symposium on March 23, 2017 at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Theater Complex on Sunset Blvd. This year’s symposium will feature esteemed panelists discussing legal developments within Performing Rights Collections and Film Financing.

    Confirmed panelists include:

    • Randy Grimmett, CEO of Global Music Rights (“GMR”)

    • Adam Parness, Head of Publisher Licenses & Relations at Pandora

    • Stuart Rosen, General Counsel for Broadcast Music, Inc. (“BMI”)

    • Alexis Varouxakis, COO of 1821 Media

    • Sophia Yen, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

    • Jeannine Tang, SVP, Business & Legal Affairs, The Weinstein Company

    • Andrew Robinson, COO of Aperture Media Partners


    6:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Check In & Networking: Catered hors d’oeuvres will be served

    7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Panel 1: The State of U.S. Performing Rights Organizations (“PROs”)

    8:00 PM – 8:20 PM – Networking Break

    8:20 PM – 9:20 PM – Panel 1: Recent Trends in Film Finance

    9:20 PM – 9:25 PM – Closing Remarks

    9:25 PM – Adjournment

    Contact Info:

    Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law

    24255 Pacific Coast Hwy.

    Malibu, CA 90263

    (310) 506-6221

    This program is approved for 2 MCLE credit hours.

    Minimum Continuing Legal Education

    This symposium has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit by the State Bar of California for 2 credit hours. Pepperdine University School of Law certifies that this activity conforms to the standard for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.

    Event details may be found at:

    Ticketing information may be found at:  

  • Friday, March 03, 2017 7:37 AM | Catherine Schmidt (Administrator)

    What a great time we had at the 2016 Installation Dinner.  Click on the photo below to view more photos.

    2016 Installation Dinner

  • Friday, February 24, 2017 4:42 PM | Stephen Weaver (Administrator)
    The Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Foundation presents "Supreme Court Review" with Dean Erwin Chemerinsky on Monday, March 20, 2017, from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the LA Hotel Downtown (333 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90071).  1 Hour of Continuing Legal Education is provided.

    Buy your tickets at

  • Friday, January 13, 2017 1:37 PM | Jan McCartney-Clark (Administrator)

    Pepperdine Law Entertainment Mixer!

    Sponsored by: 

    The Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship & the Law

    Journal for Business, Entrepreneurship, & the Law (JBEL)

    Sports & Entertainment Law Society (SELS)

     Click here to RSVP by Thursday, January 19th


    Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law 

    Pepperdine University School of Law

    24255 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, CA 90263

    310-506-4158 (p) | 310-506-7467 (f) |

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:27 PM | Catherine Schmidt (Administrator)

    The Toast

    Click on the image above to see photos of the Toast held October 18, 2016.

  • Monday, October 24, 2016 8:06 AM | Catherine Schmidt (Administrator)

    David J. Theising, the chair of the Diversity Committee for the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, the largest organization of construction lawyers in the world, invites you to Palm Desert, CA on February 2 & 3, 2017 for its Midwinter Meeting and CLE program entitled “Earth, Wind, Fire and Water: Sustainable Construction in a Changing Environment”.  He is also pleased to announce the availability of six (6) Diversity Scholarships for the cost of registration for this program to women and minority construction lawyers, construction lawyers with disabilities, and construction lawyers from the LGBT community. Click here for more information on the event.  Click here for more information on the available scholarships.

  • Thursday, October 13, 2016 4:21 PM | Stephen Weaver (Administrator)

    Culver City Bar Association's 2nd Annual "Lose Your Shirt" Poker Night:
    Co-sponsored by the Santa Monica Bar Association and The Esquire Network

    Date:  November 3, 2016
    Time:  6pm Social Hour, 7pm "Cards in the Air"
    Location:  L'Ermitage Hotel, 90210

    Register at

    To provide a charitable donation, visit

    Clothing Donations Will be made to Chrysalis, a nonprofit Charity that seeks to create a pathway to self-sufficiency and low-income individuals by providing critical resources.

  • Friday, October 07, 2016 1:49 PM | Stephen Weaver (Administrator)

    The Inclusion and Diversity Committee of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association has graciously allowed the Santa Monica Bar Association to be a participating bar organization at its October 13 Diversity Mixer --- that means it's free for SMBA members!  Just register at on or before October 12.

    Date/Time:  October 13, 2016, 6-9pm

    Location:  The Gate, 16925 Ventura Boulevard, Encino, CA

    Congratulations to Valarie Dean and Joana Sanchez for their recognition by the State Bar for efforts in creating a better, more inclusive legal profession.

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