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Benefits of Joining the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association

The San Luis Obispo County Bar was formed in 1963 and is celebrating 51 years of dedicated service to the legal community. We are proud of our heritage and proud of our many years of service.

When you join the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association, you have accessed a powerful network of attorneys and staff dedicated to helping the legal community meet the challenges of practicing law in the 21st Century.

Reasons to join the Bar

  Professional Development
Keeping informed is critical to the successful lawyer. Providing timely practice related information, such as updates on the law and procedural changes in the courts, is one of the key services the Association provides.
  Opportunities to Expand Your Practice
There is no better place to network than the County Bar Association. Participation in Bar activities offers you many opportunities to meet fellow lawyers and develop new business relationships. Make yourself known by joining a committee, or speaking at a seminar. The Bar also offers you opportunities to develop clients through panel membership in our Lawyer Referral and Information Services and through arbitration and mediation opportunities with our Dispute Resolution Services.
  Increase Your Expertise
Bar Membership provides opportunities for judges and attorneys to come together at social and educational events, as well as participate in the work of our law sections and committees. Through participation in these forums, you will meet judges and lawyers who share your interests and concerns, develop important referral and support networks, hear a wide variety of expert speakers, pick up helpful practice tips, obtain office and staff management advice and help improve the laws and administrative procedures which govern your practice area.
  Broaden Your Knowledge Through a Variety of Educational Opportunities
Our members develop our educational programs. We take great pride in the quality of our offerings. Whether you are beginning your career, developing a new practice area, starting your own firm or just trying to keep up with changes in the law, the County Bar can help you gain the knowledge and skills you need. Our monthly lunch seminars feature speakers designed to help meet your MCLE requirements as well as provide practical advice in your chosen areas of practice.
  Stay Informed
SLO County Bar offers a comprehensive website. The web pages provide an excellent way to access information and resources, as well as acting as a portal to other vital legal links. The Bar Association is open 24/7, where all of the activities can be accessed through our website at

The Bar Bulletin, the official San Luis Obispo County Bar Association newsletter, is a definitive source for notification of programs and events, and allows you to stay in touch with the Association and the entire legal community. The Bar Bulletin is published six times a year.

  Help Improve the Image of Lawyers
Gain valuable experience and show the public that lawyers really do care. Opportunities range from LRIS panel membership or mediation services, to helping victims of domestic violence. No time commitment is too small and your help really can make a difference in someone else's life.
  Membership Discounts
Through your Bar Association membership, you can save on MCLE seminars, the Legal Service Directory, memberships to a local athletic club, and more. Coming soon will be discounted insurance options. These savings can more than cover the cost of your County Bar membership dues.

To become a member of the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association,
please fill out the Online Application