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  • Thursday, March 28, 2019 5:30 PM | Jennifer Millier (Administrator)

    The California State Bar invites you to a FREE MCLE (2.75-hours, which includes 1-hour of Ethics Credit!)


    What: Basic Fee Arbitrator Training (free!)

    When: March 28, 2019

    Where: State Bar of California, 845 South Figueroa Street (DTLA)

    Time: 5:45 pm - 8:45 pm


    This training session is offered to all prospective and current volunteers who arbitrate attorney-client fee disputes for the State Bar and Southern California bar association Mandatory Fee Arbitration programs. This course provides the basic training required to serve as a fee arbitrator for either the State Bar or a county bar association. Attorneys and non-attorneys are encouraged to attend this valuable training session and to apply to
    become arbitrators for the Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program. Speakers will address recent developments in fee arbitration and other important topics such as:

    Writing an Enforceable Award
    Statute of Limitations
    Effect of Conflicts of Interest
    Arbitrator Disclosure Requirements
    Controlling the Proceeding

    RSVP by March 25th to secure your spot!

    Once you have this training, you can volunteer your time as a fee arbitrator with the SMBA's Fee Arbitration Program. It's a great way to give back to your community and get mediation and arbitration experience.

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019 6:30 PM | Jan McCartney-Clark (Administrator)

    Pepperdine’s Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship, and the Law (“JBEL”) is hosting its annual symposium, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and the Future of Digital Currency Law, on March 27 at Cross Campus in Santa Monica, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.     

    The symposium features two panels discussing various legal and regulatory issues that arise with this new wave of digital currency.  Tickets are $15 and include access to the symposium, hors d’oeuvres, and two (2) MCLE credits (if requested). 

    CLICK HERE for Event details/Ticketing information  

    Thank you to Christiana Ko, JBEL Symposium Editor, please contact Ms. Ko if you are interested in sponsoring this event 

  • Saturday, March 02, 2019 5:18 PM | Jennifer Millier (Administrator)

    Public Counsel does some great work for the community and the Santa Monica Bar Association is showing its support!

    Santa Monica Bar Association Executives, Board members and members are lacing up to run the charity race on March 23, 2019.

    Want to join?  Register for the 5k race here or support from afar by donating to the SMBA's fundraising efforts here!

    With your donation, Public Counsel can continue to assist the most vulnerable members of our society including abused and abandoned children, foster care youth, homeless families, the forgotten elderly, veterans, victims of domestic violence, refugees fleeing torture and nonprofit organizations serving low-income clients and disadvantaged communities.

    For additional information about Public Counsel, visit

    For more information about the SMBA's team, email SMBA President Jennifer Millier at 

    Thank you in advance for your generosity!

  • Saturday, December 15, 2018 7:00 PM | Jan McCartney-Clark (Administrator)

    Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16 at 7 PM each night --The sisters of St. Paul are ready for their debut as they get us all ready for Christmas.  Everyone will enjoy this Glorious Night(s) performance with dancing, song and music to bring in the Yule Tide Season.  Tickets available on line at or call (310) 397-8676.  Thank you Carol Hile for passing this information on to SMBA.

  • Saturday, December 15, 2018 5:00 PM | Jan McCartney-Clark (Administrator)

    The Santa Monica Democratic Club's Annual Holiday Party and Toy Drive will be at the Albright Restaurant, on the Santa Monica Pier, starting at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2018, for more information please click HERE.    

  • Friday, October 26, 2018 5:30 PM | Jan McCartney-Clark (Administrator)

    Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue but don't know where to start?

    Santa Monica Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend. Interact and learn from mentors and investors with BAM Ventures, LUMA Launch, TechStars, Lightspeed Innovations, TALA, Amazon Studios, and many more. Please note the idea you bring should not be your current business, but a fresh idea you want to explore.

    Click here for full details:

  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018 6:00 PM | Jan McCartney-Clark (Administrator)

    Don't miss this evening starting at 6 p.m. Cocktails & Music; 7 - 9 p.m. Dinner & Program.  See below of more details.  Click here for Event Page.

  • Thursday, October 04, 2018 5:00 PM | Jan McCartney-Clark (Administrator)

    Attention entrepreneurs looking for free legal assistance in patenting your invention or a patent attorney looking to help entrepreneurs pro bono, click for more details:

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