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You are invited to the 2016 Annual Dinner!

WHEN: Thursday, November 3rd at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6 pm.

WHERE: The Canary Hotel

On/before 10.14: Members $95/Non-members $105

After 10.14: Members $105/Non-members $115

Please contact the SBCBA to reserve 805-569-5511/sblawdirector@gmail.com

The Richard Abbe Humanitarian Award will go to: Judge George C. Eskin (ret.)

The Frank Crandall Community Service Award will go to: The law firm of Hollister & Brace

Can You Afford a Lawyer?

The Santa Barbara County Lawyer Referral Service is a free service that will connect a client with an appropriate attorney for a 30 minute consultation. However, the attorney will bill the client per any subsequent arrangements made after this initial meeting. There are a few different ways the attorney may request payment:


Hourly Fees

What To Do If You Receive An MIP

A Minor in Possession, or MIP, is a misdemeanor that can be issued whenever a person under the age of 21 possesses an alcoholic beverage in a public place.  In California, a person who is found guilty of this offense may face a fine of $250, or up to 32 hours of community service, for the first offense and a fine of $500, or up to 48 hours of community service, for subsequent offenses.  They may also have their driver’s license suspended for up to 1 year. Each subsequent underage conviction can lead to additional one-year suspensions.