Bar Associations

Joining a bar association is an excellent way to expand your network. Many organizations offer reduced fees or free membership for law students and recent graduates. Below is a list of just some of the bar associations that you can join. Note that large associations often have several sections based on practice area and attorney type. This page should not be considered a comprehensive list since new associations are frequently emerging. If there is an organization you wish to add, please contact our office.*

American Bar Association (events page)
American Immigration Lawyers Association (events page)
Arab-American Lawyers Association of Southern California
Armenian Bar Association (events page)
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County (events page)
Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance
Association of Corporate Counsel
Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (events page)
Association of Surfing Lawyers (events page)
Beverly Hills Bar Association 
Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (events page)
Burbank Bar Association
California District Attorneys Association (events page)
California Employment Lawyers Association (events page)
California Minority Counsel Program (events page)
Celtic Bar Association of Orange County (events page)
Century City Bar Association (events page)
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (events page)
Croatian American Bar Association
Culver/Marina Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Desert Bar Association (events page)
Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association
Eastern Bar Association of Los Angeles County
Federal Bar Association of Los Angeles (events page)
Federal Bar Association of Orange County (events page)
Federal Communications Bar Association
Glendale Bar Association (events page)
Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County (events page)
Hispanic National Bar Association (events page)
Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association, Inc. (events page)
Iranian American Lawyers Association (events page)
Irish American Bar Association 
Italian American Lawyers Association (events page)
J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Los Angeles Chapter (events page)
J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Orange County Chapter (events page)
Japanese American Bar Association (events page)
John M. Langston Bar Association (events page)
Korean American Bar Association of Southern California (events page)
Latina Lawyers Bar Association 
Lawyers' Club of Los Angeles County (events page)
Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (events page)
Lex Romana (Italian American Lawyers of Orange County) (events page)
Long Beach Bar Association (events page)
Los Angeles County Bar Association (events page)
Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers Section
Mexican American Bar Association (events page)
Morongo Basin Bar Association
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
National Bar Association (events page)
National Council of La Raza (events page)
National Italian American Bar Association (events page)
National Lawyers Guild, Los Angeles Chapter
National Legal Aid & Defender Association (events page)
Newport Harbor Bar Association (events page)
Nigerian Lawyers Association (events page)
Orange County Asian American Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association (events page)
Orange County Deputy Public Defender’s Association
Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (events page)
Orange County Women Lawyers Association (events page)
Pasadena Bar Association (events page)
Philippine American Bar Association (events page)
Puerto Rican Bar Association
Riverside County Bar Association (events page)
San Bernardino County Bar Association (events page)
San Diego County Bar Association (events page)
San Fernando Valley Bar Association (events page)
San Gabriel Valley Bar Association (events page)
Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association
Santa Monica Bar Association (events page)
South Asian Bar Association of Southern California (events page)
South Bay Bar Association (events page)
Southeast District Bar Association
Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (events page)
State Bar of California
Ventura County Bar Association (events page)
Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California (events page)
Western San Bernardino County Bar Association (events page)
Whittier Bar Association (events page)
Wilshire Bar Association
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles

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