Membership Benefits

Membership Benefits

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Member Directory

Directory of Attorneys - Printed and Online

We annually produce a pictorial directory of SCBA members of attorneys, Judicial Officers, paralegals, legal secretaries, law clerks, court reporters, fiduciaries, mental health professionals, expert witnesses, accountants, and others in the legal community in Sonoma County. The directory is distributed free of charge to SCBA members. Additional copies may be purchased for a fee by contacting us at (707) 542-1190 or via email at reception@sonomacountybar.org. (Membership renewals must be submitted no later than January 31st of each year to be included in the Directory.)

SCBA's membership is now also available online! SCBA's online directory is a convenient way for the public and colleagues to find you. Attorney members who add-on practice areas to their membership will also be searchable in the directory by those practice areas. Online member profiles show more information on each member than can be included in the printed directory, including space for a personal message or bio!


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Bar Journal

Bar Journal

Our 20-page quarterly newsletter is distributed free of charge to our members only and features coverage of local legal news, professional profiles, legal topics of current interest, updates on the activities of the various Sections of the Bar, self-study MCLE opportunities, and more.


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MCLE Programs

MCLE Programs / Online MCLE Courses

Among our primary purposes is to provide our membership with locally-offered and reduced-price MCLE units. Our programs are organized by local legal professionals like you and presented by guest speakers from near and far, assuring their relevancy and interest. As a member, you receive substantial discounts on admission. SCBA maintains a library of recorded seminars available for viewing as well as program materials from previous seminars.


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Lawyer Referral Services

Lawyer Referral Service

The administration fee to join our LRS program is waived for SCBA members. These clients have been carefully screened by our staff prior to the referral, saving your time.


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Luncheon and Social Events

Luncheons and Social Events

In addition to our educational programs, we also produce a number of social events throughout the year. These events are traditionally fun and lively, and provide ample opportunities for building professional relationships and/or relaxing with friends and professional colleagues. As always, members receive discounted admission.


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Sections

Sections

Our members have organized 14 sections within the SCBA: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bankruptcy Law, Barristers Club, Business & Intellectual Property Law, Civil Bench Bar, Criminal Law, Diversity + Inclusion, Family Law, Labor & Employment Law, LGBTQI Law, Paralegal & Legal Support, Public Law, Real Property Law, and Trusts & Estates Law. Only SCBA members can belong to these Sections.


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Fee Arbitration Program

Fee Arbitration Program

Participation in fee arbitration is mandatory for members of the State Bar. While the SCBA is not required to offer a fee arbitration program, we have adopted the local program, which has been approved by the State Bar. Our local program provides an inexpensive process for both the attorney and client to arbitrate their disputes locally and inexpensively.

Lawyer Referral Service

Contact Win Rogers by email or call her at (707) 546-5297 for referrals or learn more.