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

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