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2022 Annual Dinner Sponsorship

The Santa Barbara County Bar Association will hold the Annual Dinner on December 1, 2022, at the El Paseo Restaurant. If you would like to be a sponsor for this awesome event, please contact Marietta Jablonka at sblawdirector@gmail.com or (805)569-5511 to arrange payment and submit logo. Sponsorship Packages Available: Premier Sponsorship – $1,500 6 tickets, […]

2022 Annual Dinner

You are cordially invited to attend the Santa Barbara County Bar Association’s:  Annual Dinner  The Santa Barbara County Bar Association is excited to announce that the Annual Dinner is back! Thursday, December 1st, 2022 El Paseo Restaurant 10 El Paseo, Santa Barbara Reception begins at 6:00 PM with dinner to follow at 6:30 PM Awards […]

SBCBA Intellectual Property/Technology & Business and In-House/Corporate Law Section Presents: “Fast and Cost-Effective Take-Down Strategies for Online Scams, Frauds, & Infringement”

When: November 17th, 2022, from 12:00 – 1:15 PM Where: Zoom MCLE: 1.00 Hour (General) About the Event: The rise of e-commerce and crypto currencies has led to a cottage industry of scammers setting up fraudulent websites. Commonly, a scammer will pose as a legitimate internet retailer, take orders and collect payment from unsuspecting customers, […]

SBCBA Employment Law Section Presents: “Understanding the Nuts and Bolts of Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI)”

When: November 10th, 2022 at 12:00 PM (Lunch included) Where: Santa Barbara School of Law – Library MCLE: 1.0 Hours (General) About the Event: Employment-related claims have exploded in recent years and can pose an existential risk, particularly for small employers. Statistics suggest employment-related lawsuits represent at least one fifth of all suits filed in […]

SBCBA ADR Section Presents: “In the Room, On Zoom & the Hybrid Room”

Online and online/hybrid dispute resolutions are here to stay. Maximize engagement and success using psychology and technology. When: September 28th, 2022 at Noon Where: Zoom MCLE: 1.0 Hours General Speaker: Susan Guthrie, Esq. has been a leading family law and dispute resolution professional for more than 30 years. In 2020 Susan partnered with mediation legend, […]

2022 Past Presidents Luncheon

When: Thursday September 22nd, 2022 at Noon Where: University Club of Santa Barbara Cost: $50 per person We are in the process of organizing the annual Past Presidents Luncheon. The purpose of the luncheon is to introduce new Bar Admittees and Attorneys who are new to the Santa Barbara area to judges in Santa Barbara […]


The SBCBA invites members, guests, and family to spend the afternoon together and enjoy delicious food and drinks created by our long-time master chefs, Rusty Brace and Mack Staton, and expert bartenders, Will Beall and Eric Burkhardt. Wine will be generously provided and poured by Joe Liebman and Brian O’Connor. This long-awaited event is not […]

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.